3 Idiots or Idiots, well that's the dilemma director Raj Kumar
Hirani is going through in the run-up to the release of his movie
this Christmas. The director is now in two minds whether to drop
the prefix '3' from the title of his upcoming Aamir Khan and
Kareena Kapoor starer based on Chetan Bhagat's novel Five Point
Someone. Hirani had always wanted to title the movie Idiots but
this was registered by filmmaker Deepak Shivdasani.
Hirani tried to get the title from Shivdasani but the little
known director demanded a whopping Rs 25 lakhs to let go of it.
Shivdasani felt it was just considering the magnitude of the film
with a cast like Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Madhavan and Sharman
Joshi and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Hirani had tried his best
to convince Shivdasani but he did not give up on his demand and
meanwhile Hirani shot the movie with the 3 Idiots title.
Deepak Shivdasani finally seems to have realised that just with
a title he would never be able to match up with 3 Idiots and has
offered the title to Hirani. The director is now what having second
thoughts about reverting to his original title, Idiots. Aamir
however wants to continue with 3 Idiots as the title has become a
brand in itself as even the posters for the movie are out. He has
spoken about this to Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra.