New Delhi: Aamir Khan starrer ‘3 Idiots’ is scaling new heights – the film had a special screening at the UN followed by a discussion on the film’s message concerning the education system.
The superhit 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 "honoured" to present his movie to the UN.
"The Department of Management at the UN got in touch with Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s office and requested a screening followed by a two-hour long post-film session with UN members who will focus on how the film has impacted their lives and how each character influences education system," a source said.
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.
"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," the source added.
Released in December 2009, the film, which also stars Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, R Madhavan and Boman Irani, is the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of all time in India. It has also bagged six Filmfare awards.(PTI)