Aamir Khan starrer ‘3 Idiots’ which broke all box-office records is making wavers on the international front too. Released in December 2009, 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, R Madhavan and Boman Irani is the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of all time in India.
The film had a special screening at the UN followed by a discussion on the film’s message concerning the education system. The 3 Idiots block buster movie produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra was shown at the United Nations headquarters in New York, which was attended by director Rajkumar Hirani and screenwriter Abhijat Joshi.
“Abhijat and I were present there for the screening and the question and answer session,” said Hirani, adding that he felt honored to present his movie to the UN. The screening was attended by an unexpectedly large audience of around 700 UN representatives.
A source added: “The movie was a revelation to the Americans present in the audience since their idea of a Bollywood cinema was just song and dance. The movie was able to change the idea of Bollywood movie in front of foreign audience.”
“However nobody at the United Nations had imagined such a huge turn-up when they sent out the invites. They expected only Indian expats. The screening was attended by some 700 people, but seating had been arranged for only 175. They had to move to another screen, but even that could house only 600 people.”