MUMBAI: Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 3 Idiots, which is directed by Rajkumar Hirani, has now been launched as a book.
Chopra along with Hirani, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, R Madhavan, Shantanu Moitra, Swanand Kirkire and Omi Vaidya were present to launch the screenplay of the movie.
The book includes the screenplay, deleted scenes, character sketches, reworked scenes, casting process and everything that went into making the film. It has a detailed introduction of Hirani- his journey from a typist to a director with some exclusive and never seen before photographs from his personal album and from the film.
The book is priced at Rs 495.
Chopra is not looking at this division as a profit making venture but as an archive. Only the filmmakers and those who are closely associated with the film are privy to all the details of their films. Chopra’s intention is to document all the facts and make it available to students and also to cinema lovers. This division will be headed by his wife Anupama Chopra.
Chopra also plans to make some of the classics of Guru Dutt like Chaudhvin Ka Chand, Saheb Biwi Aur Gulam and Kagaz Ke Phool, into full fledged screenplay books. Guru Dutt’s son, Arun Dutt was also present at the launch.
Some of these books will be available by the end of this year. A special team has been hired to ensure that all the necessary things are included in the books. The team will also source out rare pictures from the filmmakers or those associated with the films. This new division will try and include candid and on-the-sets photographs as well.