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“3 Idiots” director Rajkumar Hirani graced the special screening of Raising The Bar, a heartwarming documentary revolving around down syndrome, here in Mumbai. During his media interaction, the filmmaker expressed that Fiction can’t beat Facts and more people should watch and make documentary films.
Talking about documentaries and the real stories they depict, Raj Kumar Hirani said, “Why we should always watch fiction, we should watch documentaries because they could also be that much engaging. So far they were not given platforms, but I want them to get platforms, so more people are encouraged to make them. Documentaries are really engaging and very real. Fiction can’t beat fact, actually”
Further adding, he said, “In this country, Documentaries are somehow neglected, so it is actually a joy to see a documentary in a mainstream theater. I think documentaries say so much, actually, they are the real stories. They are the real stories, the stories which we should be seeing and actually we should be watching more of documentaries. So I am really happy that Onir has gone ahead and made this film. Finally, we are talking about some social causes and interesting things”
The award-winning documentary ‘Raising The Bar’ is directed by Onir and produced by Mitu Bhowmick Lange and e.motion21.
The film is a passionate story that follows awe-inspiring stories of six young individuals with Down syndrome from two different continents who all meet at the World Down Syndrome Congress in Chennai.
PK director Rajkumar also confirmed that he will soon get into documentaries and he has indeed many subjects to explore. He said, “I am like documentaries and I will soon start making one. I have a lot of subjects for documentaries, and when the right time comes I will disclose the subject”
Currently, Rajkumar is busy wrapping up Sanjay Dutt Biopic; the film is based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt, with Ranbir Kapoor portraying the role of Sanjay Dutt.
The movie also stars Paresh Rawal, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Karishma Tanna, Manisha Koirala, Jim Sarbh, Vicky Kaushal, Tabu and Boman Irani in key roles.
The film is set to be released on June 29, 2018.