May 23, 2011 01:05:22 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
What's common between GOLMAAL, DHOOM and KRRISH? Well, each of them has been making a rapid progress as far as churning out the next in the franchise is concerned. GOLMAAL is already making plans for the fourth in the series; DHOOM is well placed for the third part while KRISSH 2 (a sequel to KOI MIL GAYA and KRRISH 2) is all set to begin shooting in the second half of the year. The only major franchises which are still stuck despite the success of their first two parts are HERA PHERI and MUNNABHAI.
"PHIR HERA PHERI was a bigger hit than HERA PHERI but there has been no progress whatsoever on it despite an announcement being made around HERA PHERI 4," says a trade source, "On the other hand MUNNABHAI CHALE AMERIKA was announced years ago but has now been put on hold for one more year at the least."
Though there have been murmurs and speculations around the cause of delay, sources close to Rajkumar Hirani indicate that the soft spoken filmmaker is hardly a worried man and is taking things easy lest he begins anything in a hurry. He is making good progress on the script and doesn't mind it one bit if he has to wait a little longer for the third installment to go on floors.
"Things have to fit like a T when it comes to Raju's films," the source says, "Production house of Vidhu Vinod Chopra is like his own and he doesn't have any issues keeping his own film on hold if he is required to spend time on some other production in a capacity other than that of a director. He is a little occupied with supervising the pre-production of FERRARI KI SAWARI but in the process he is also giving finishing touches to MUNNABHAI CHALE AMERIKA. The film is certainly on his radar."
The source also reveals that while the film's story is ready, the script and dialogues too are in the final stages of completion. Well, all we can say is that we are ready to wait as long as there is promise of wholesome entertainment from this superb team all over again.