The World of Rajkumar Hirani: Where All is Well Despite Some Chemical Locha

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The World of Rajkumar Hirani: Where All is Well Despite Some Chemical Locha

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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t’s not easy being earnest in Bollywood. But if one man can do it, without appearing completely fake and with just the right amount of saccharine, it’s Rajkumar Hirani.

From what we know of Rajkumar Hirani via the public domain, the filmmaker’s life before films was a lot like Farhan’s from 3 Idiots. Senior Hirani, much like Farhan’s father, wanted his son to take up a white-collar job and become a chartered accountant. But Rajkumar Hirani wanted to be a film director, and the journey to the director’s chair wasn’t going to be an easy one.

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