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Munnabhai MBBS to be remade in Hollywood

by Medindia Content Team on  May 30, 2006 at 9:58 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Munnabhai MBBS to be remade in Hollywood
London. Bollywood has a fine tradition of remaking Hollywood hits, but the tables are turned now and an Indian comedy, Munnabhai MBBS, is set to be remade in the United States.
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Munnabhai, MBBS, starring Sanjay Dutt, a flick about a gangster who pretends to be a doctor whenever his parents turn up, will be shot as Gangster MD. It will be directed by Mira Nair, best known for Monsoon Wedding in 2001.

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Nair said Chris Tucker, the Hollywood action star who came to focus as the wise-cracking cop in Rush Hour movies, would play the lead in Gangster MD.

Filming is expected to begin after Tucker finishes shooting Rush Hour 3 with Jackie Chan in Paris this summer.

Munnabhai MBBS is one of Bollywood's success stories. It tells of a gangster's decision to redeem himself by trying to become a doctor - which he hopes will also prove himself to the woman he loves and her father, superintendent and principal of a medical college and hospital.

Nair said she might cast some actors from the Bollywood original and is on the lookout for Indian stars.

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