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.