Aamir Khan's Character in 3 Idiots Was Based on Me: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra reminisces about his formative years
We recently caught an interesting show on television on the making of the 2009 blockbuster, 3 Idiots. And just as we were wondering why the film has surfaced again, it’s because Vidhu Vinod Chopra wants to re-do the film in Chinese, French and English as he feels it’s influenced many lives.
In what’s more of an eye-opener he reveals that Aamir Khan’s character of Rancho in the film was based on his own life! Speaking to delegates at the NFDC Film Bazaar Vidhu said, “I never attended classes at the film institute (in Pune). I failed in the final examination. So when I was nominated for Oscars, the institute called me as a guest and gave me my passing certificate as an honour!” He also said that his father wanted him to be a doctor originally and he deliberately wrote an incomplete medical entrance exam so that he would fail!