20 September, 2020

A Hira With A Heart

Three hits, a controversy, but this star director keeps his feelgood glow

Tribhuvan Tiwari
A Hira With A Heart

Step By Step

  • Wanted to study engineering, but did editing at FTII, Pune
  • Acted in several FTII diploma films and some two dozen ads
  • Counts Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Guru Dutt as his favourite directors and Anand and Pyaasa as his bible on filmmaking
  • Has delivered three back-to-back hits: Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai
    and now, 3i
  • Rs 114 cr is what 3i earned in just two weeks. It’s poised to be the biggest Bollywood blockbuster ever.
  • $4.8 million (Rs 21.6 crore) is what the film grossed in the US in two weeks


On the last leg of a promotional tour, the team that made 3 Idiots (fashionably called 3i) is about to hit Nagpur, and no one is awaiting that encounter more eagerly than the film’s director. Nagpur is Rajkumar Hirani’s hometown, and he can’t wait to find out how...



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