Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju, Arshad Warsi in Munna Bhai series
Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju, Arshad Warsi in Munna Bhai film.Twitter

Director Rajkumar Hirani is quite impressed with Ranbir Kapoor's dedication and hard work in the biopic Sanju. The movie has already crossed Rs 300 crore mark at the domestic market and has grossed more than Rs 500 crore worldwide.

If a report in Filmfare is to be believed, Ranbir might now get a chance to play Circuit in Munna Bhai 3.

Hirani is eager to cast Ranbir as Circuit, the iconic character of Munna Bhai's sidekick, which was originally played by Arshad Warsi in Munna Bhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munna Bhai.

"Seeing Ranbir's performance in Sanju everyone is impressed. The makers believe Ranbir and Sanjay will share great on-screen chemistry considering their rapport with each other," a source was quoted as saying by the publication.

An official statement from the makers of the Munna Bhai series about the said development is still awaited.

But if the speculations turn out to be true, the news will definitely come as a major setback to Arshad, who made Circuit come alive on the celluloid screen. Also, this will not be the first time that Arshad has been replaced. Superstar Akshay Kumar had also stepped into the shoes of his popular character Jolly LLB 2, a sequel to his 2013 hit film Jolly LLB

In Rajkumar Hirani directorial Sanju, Ranbir enacted the popular classroom scene from Munna Bhai MBBS and aced Sanjay Dutt's mannerisms onscreen. But it remains to be seen whether the audience will accept him as Circuit as Arshad has already won the hearts of millions of his fans who adore him for his role.