Today, you may know him as one of the top directors of Bollywood. He has everything a man can ask in life but Rajkumar Hirani has his own story of struggle. During his school years, he was an average student and followed the usual course and decided to study doctor. Thank god, he did not succeed or else we could not have seen movies like Munnabhai. In his upcoming movie, 3 Idiots Rajkumar Hirani shows the journey of three ordinary guys labeled as ‘Idiots’ by their teachers becoming a hero just like him. In an interview the director talks about the making of the movie.
The idea of 3 Idiots came to him after he read Chetan Bhagat's novel, “Five Point Someone.” At that time, he was preparing to make another episode of Munnabhai, “Munnabhai Chale
I don't know where these stories come from. I know this is Aamir's perceived image and whatever he does, it will be difficult to wipe out that image. But I faced no issues like that. I think Aamir's dedication is mistaken as interference.
I would rather have a dedicated guy than an indifferent guy. I expect Aamir to tell me his view points when I am directing a scene.
In order to play the character of a typical IIT student Aamir Khan and Salman Khan had to lose their muscles. Madhavan on the contrary looked fat as there are many fat students.
Initially, Rajkumar Hirani thought of Shah Rukh Khan but it did not work. Then Aamir Khan convinced him that he could look younger than his age and he made it possible. The rest of the cast was then fixed up. For his role, Boman Irani went to an old tailor in Dadar who stitches old clothes and bought some cheap suits. Though Kareena Kapoor’s role was shorter, Rajkumar Hirani said that he remained true to the script. The character of the heroin is shorter. 3 Idiots is not a romantic story, romance just one of the sub-plots of the movie.