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Was Ranbir Kapoor Rajkumar Hirani’s first choice for ‘3 Idiots’?

‘3 Idiots’ has been one of the best Bollywood movies we have seen in the recent times and the love it received from the audience is proof to that. No only that, the film also went on to break a lot of records at the box office. Now that it has almost been 8 years to the release, we just cannot imagine anyone else in the roles played by Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi and R. Madhavan. But do you all know that Rajkumar Hirani, the director of the film, first wanted a younger cast and had considered Ranbir Kapoor?

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In a recent interview with DNA, Ranbir Kapoor revealed, “Raju sir met me when he was writing 3 Idiots and was thinking of casting new or relatively newer actors.”

Ranbir further added, “I always wanted to work with him. He is India’s greatest filmmaker and working with him has only justified what the world thinks of him.”

Talking about Mr. Hirani, Ranbir said, “He’s hardworking, meticulous and a simple man whose desire is to entertain the audience. He doesn’t want to make films for awards or critics or his friend circle. All he tries to do is connect with a larger audience.” (Also Read: Rajkumar Hirani reveals that they have a great idea for ‘3 Idiots 2’)

Though we didn’t get to see Ranbir Kapoor in ‘3 Idiots’, we got a glimpse of him in Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘PK‘ which also starred Aamir Khan in the lead. RK had a cameo in the film towards the end.

Finally, Ranbir then got a chance to work with Rajkumar Hirani as the lead actor in Sanjay Dutt‘s biopic titled ‘Sanju’. The film will show us various aspects of Sanju’s life. Also starring Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Sonam Kapoor, Boman Irani, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal and others, ‘Sanju’ will release this Friday, June 29.

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