Eight Years On, Checking On Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots

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Eight Years On, Checking On Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots

Illustration: Sushant Ahire


ancho and gang may have left our lives, but for the last eight years they have been a permanent part in the life of Virus. Virus was a deeply troubled man even when we first met him, and eight years of exposure to Rancho hasn’t done him any good. In fact, he still holds a grudge against Ranchoddas Chanchad for being the first person to hold his grandson. “Robbing me of my mousstache, my daughter, and my self-ressspect wasssn’t enough. The rassscal had to sssteal my right of being the firssst person to hold my grandssson as well,” he often bellows in his trademark lisp.

As always, we’ve managed to get a hold of our favourite Bollywood therapist and this time too, he’s been kind enough to spill the beans. He was already quite familiar with cases like that of Virus. His cousin brother, Dr Asthana, went through a similar meltdown because of some rapscallion by the name of Munna a few years ago. Here are the excerpts from our chat: