3 IDIOTS

  • Rajkumar Hirani: Aamir Khan was the first choice for 'PK', but not for '3 Idiots' December 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani says while Aamir Khan was not the first choice for their superhit film '3 Idiots', he had not thought of any other name apart from Aamir for their forthcoming entertainer 'PK'. "For '3 Idiots', Aamir wasn't the first choice, but for 'PK' he was. I had made...
  • Wiggling ears, dropping pants, urinating in public: 10 times 'PK' reminds us of '3 Idiots' October 25, 2014

    While Aamir Khan's next 'PK' is expected to be lauded for its mood, humour, theme and performances, the film has several elements that are arguably its most impressive aspects, and quite obviously similar to what was featured in '3 Idiots'. For the uninitiated, 'PK' teaser, which was released recently, explores...
  • What we know so far and four wildly speculative story lines for Chetan Bhagat's upcoming book 'Half Girlfriend' September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chetan Bhagat's latest book release just around the corner, we are sure that all his fans and readers are aching to know what the story will be about. To make things easier for his fans, we have made a list of concrete things we know about the...
  • LIFF: Aamir Khan is our favourite actor, say students in Ladakh June 28, 2014

    Ladakh: It has been years since '3 Idiots' was shot in at Druk White Lotus school in Ladakh, but the memories are still fresh in the minds of the students, who not only got to see the shoot but also managed to get autographs of noted actor Aamir Khan. "I was...
  • Post '3 Idiots', I was offered only pregnant woman's role: Mona Singh May 11, 2014

    Mumbai: She had a sizeable role in Rajkumar Hirani's 2009 box office biggie "3 Idiots", but after that actress Mona Singh wasn't too active on the big screen and the small screen star blames it on stereotype offers. Mona, who was seen as Kareena Kapoor's character's pregnant elder sister in "3...
  • Aamir Khan's 'P.K.' release date confirmed for December 19 April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Christmas season seems to spell magic for Aamir Khan's films and continuing with the trend, the makers of his upcoming film "P.K." have decided to release it about a week before X-Mas. "Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films, in association with Disney India, confirm that 'P.K.' shall release...
  • Writers are not given their due, they should be respected and valued, says Rajkumar Hirani March 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Rajkumar Hirani feels film industry has often short-changed writers and it's high time they get due respect and value for their work. "A good story makes the film good. The script has to be right. Writers are backbone of a film. I feel writers are not given their...
  • Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' nominated for Japan Academy Awards January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Aamir Khanstarrer '3 Idiots' has been nominated for the 37th Japan Academy Awards in the best Outstanding Foreign Language Film category. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the movie, which released in India Dec 23, 2009, was a blockbuster. It also featured Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan and Kareena Kapoor. According to the...
  • If you have a camera on your phone and a great idea then shoot it: Rajkumar Hirani November 17, 2013

    Hyderabad: Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani, who is here to watch his son Vir's directorial debut film 'Return Gift', expressed his desire to direct films for children someday. 'Return Gift', a fourminute film made by the teenaged son of '3 Idiots' director, is based on a true story of his grandmother. It...
  • Aamir Khan: Anything Salman Khan does will help us October 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Aamir Khan enjoys a good relationship with his colleague and contemporary Salman Khan and said that latter's actions will always be beneficial for him. Salman is planning to launch 'Jai Ho' trailer somewhere close to the release of Aamir's 'Dhoom 3', which is schedule to release on December 20....
  • Japan: The fast emerging market for Bollywood films October 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Aamir Khanstarrer '3 Idiots' not just gave the $2 billion Indian film industry a 'foothold' in Japan but also opened up viewers to a 'comparatively traditional' affair like Shah Rukh Khan's 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', says Akifumi Sugihara of Japan's 101yearold production studio. The number of releases will...
  • Just a good script is not enough, says R Madhavan September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The script is not the only thing that R Madhavan looks at while deciding a film. The producer and cast are equally important for him. "I used to only look at the script. Now, I look at the set up, producer and rest of the team," Madhavan told IANS...
  • Inflation-adjusted 3 Idiots beats Sholay, Mughal-e-Azam, Chennai Express as Bollywood's biggest blockbuster ever August 27, 2013

    One of the many ever-raging debates in Bollywood is about which is the biggest blockbuster ever? Recent reports say it is the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chennai Express, but old-timers insist that they haven't seen anything that mesmerised the nation since K Asif's Mughal-e-Azam. Many like me, for so long...
  • Top 10 highest grossers of Bollywood August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh KhanDeepika Padukone starrer 'Chennai Express' is doing wonders at the boxoffice and the main yardstick of its success is the money garnered in a limited period. Sinking all the previous records, 'Chennai Express' crossed the Rs 100 cr mark within 4 days only and currently it...
  • 'Chennai Express' earns Rs 6.75 crore in paid previews, breaks records August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Rohit Shetty's muchawaited 'Chennai Express' has kicked off in the most impressive way possible. If the paid previews collection is anything to go by, Shah Rukh KhanDeepika Padukone starrer has been a hit with the movie buffs. In India, the film has collected Rs 6.75 crore, which...
  • Not running a race with any director: Rajkumar Hirani July 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Rajkumar Hirani, director of successful films 'Munnabhai M.B.B.S.', 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' and '3 Idiots', is not trying to outdo his contemporaries and says his endeavour is to tell good stories. Currently, he is busy shooting 'P.K.', starring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead. "I don't think any of...
  • Beijing prefers classical Hindi films over new Bollywood potboilers? June 18, 2013

    New Delhi: After the popularity of Bollywood hit film "3 Idiots" in China, official level talks were held here Tuesday on working out ways to screen more Indian films in that country as well as enter into film coproduction. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari held delegation level talks with his...
  • Aamir Khan willing to work with Salman if right script found March 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan says he would love to do a film with Salman Khan, if they find the right script. The two were seen in popular comedy 'Andaz Apna Apna'. "I would love to work with Salman.'Andaz Apna Apna' is one of my favourite films as well. He is a...
  • Tamil actor Jiiva roped for 'Kai Po Che' remake? March 6, 2013

    Famous writer and author Chetan Bhagat has almost firmed up an inseparable link with the Indian film industry. Earlier, his first novel 'Five Point Someone' was loosely adapted in the Hindi movie '3 Idiots', which was later remade into Tamil, under the direction of Shankar, starring three ace actors as...
  • Chetan Bhagat: The current favourite of Bollywood February 27, 2013

    Chetan Bhagat seems to wining big race in Bollywood. The author's best selling novel 'Five Point Someone' screen adaptation '3 Idiots' is Hindi's film industry most successful film till date. And the film adaptation of 'The 3 Mistakes of My Life', 'Kai Po Che' has already collected Rs 21.4 crore....
  • Can't compare 'Kai Po Che!' with '3 Idiots': Chetan Bhagat February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Kai Po Che!' can't be compared with '3 Idiots', says Chetan Bhagat whose two different books the two films are based upon. After the box office success of '3 Idiots', a big screen adaptation of Bhagat's 'Five Point Someone', now 'Kai Po Che!', based on the author's 'The...
  • Paresh Rawal: Bollywood stars have lost their magic December 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Versatile actor Paresh Rawal feels film stars have lost their charm owing to extensive marketing and promotions. "The stars have lost their magic in Bollywood. If I call myself a star, then no need to go door to door and ask the audience to come and watch me in...
  • Mona Singh: Would love to get married December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Actress Mona Singh, who has kept mum about her relationship with 'Force' actor Vidyut Jamwal, says she would love to get married but is not planning the Dday yet. The 'Jassi Jaisi Kaisi Koi Nahi' star met Jamwal through common friends over a year ago and the duo...
  • Talaash: Aamir is lucky for me, says Kareena December 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor, who has two hits with Aamir Khan '3 Idiots' and 'Talaash', believes they are lucky for each other. "I think I am lucky for Aamir also and Aamir is also lucky for me, '3 Idiots' and 'Talaash'," the 33yearold said here Monday at the success bash...
  • Ghajini to Talaash: Aamir's search for answers November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Ghajini', the 2008 revenge drama that radically changed Aamir Khan's image from a genteel lover who would not get his hands dirty in a street fight to a muscular, bloodthirsty brute, also started the trend of a slew of films that were mostly centred around the theme of...
  • Talaash: Aamir set to take you on a thrilling ride November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Over the years, Aamir Khan has built a reputation for himself as an actor who can provide entertaining and message oriented films. After some initial films of his career, Aamir started doing films that helped him in evolving as an actor. From 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' to 'Dhobi...
  • Talaash: Aamir Khan to begin promotion after Diwali November 9, 2012

    Mumbai: He is known for his meticulous planning and early promotion of his films, but superstar Aamir Khan has bent his own rules for 'Talaash', which hits screens Nov 30. With two biggies 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' (JTHJ) and 'Son of Sardaar' (SOS) gearing up for release this Diwali...
  • I have seen Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots': Zhang Yimou October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Chinese director Zhang Yimous 25 year career in filmmaking has seen it all. He has seen a nation undergoing change. His films have won prizes at Venice, Cannes and Berlin film festivals. A special moment came in Zhangs career when he directed the opening and closing ceremonies of...
  • Aamir has set some high standards: Akshay Kumar August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Even though two of his recent films have crossed the 100crore mark, Akshay Kumar says he isn't at peace yet, as the pressure has been built ever since Aamir Khan's 'Ghajini' first set the box office milestone. Both 'Rowdy Rathore' and 'Housefull 2' grossed well but Akshay said...
  • Ek Tha Tiger: Can Salman break Aamir's record? August 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Also this is the biggest opening of Salman Khan's film ever, breaking the record of 'Bodyguard', which raked in Rs 87 crore in the first five days. And with Eid, the collections are all set to multiply. Trade experts feel that the film will easily cross the Rs 150 crore...