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Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra to document classics

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra is ready to start yet another division under his banner to document Bollywood classics in the form of detailed books.

books Updated: Jun 09, 2010 15:50 IST

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra is all set to start one more division under his banner which will document Bollywood classics in the form of detailed books.

The first film to be catalogued was Chopra's recent blockbuster

3 Idiots

which was launched last night in the presence of its team including Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, R Madhavan, Shantanu Moitra, Swanand Kirkire and Omi Vaidya.

"I am not looking at this division as a profit making venture but as an archive. Only the filmmakers and those who are closely associated with the film are privy to all the details of their films," Chopra said. "My intention is to document all the facts and make it available to students and also to cinema lovers. This division will be headed by Anupama Chopra," he said.

"The endeavour of this division is to catalogue the minutest details of a script. The book will include the screenplay, deleted scenes, character sketches, reworked scenes, casting process and everything that went into making the particular film," the filmmaker added. After

3 Idiots

, the division will start work on the


series, Chopra said adding that he wanted to create books for classics such as

Mother India

and also the Guru Dutt films.

First Published: Jun 09, 2010 15:24 IST