Mumbai, May 23 -- Rajkumar Hirani, who has hits like Munna Bhai MBBS (2003), 3 Idiots (2009) and PK (2014) to his credit, is one of the most successful film-makers in Bollywood today.
After venturing into film production, direction, writing and editing, Hirani has now decided to try his hands at a new medium. He will produce his sister, Anju Kishinchandani's play, Growing Up.
The drama is apparently based on the theme of puberty. Anju is excited about the play because her brother, Hirani, is backing her work that handles a sensitive subject in a humorous way. For the uninitiated, Anju is a writer, trainer and a certified sex educator.
A source close to Hirani says, "When Raju sir learnt about the concept, he instantly decided to support his sister. In fact, he encouraged her to take the idea forward and transform it into a film or a play.
He gauged that the idea will help inculcate a positive attitude towards puberty, and will also encourage parents to have an open communication with their children on the topic."
Apparently, Hirani has been discussing and brainstorming with his sister, and is believed to have given some "important" inputs.
When contacted, Hirani confirmed the news, and said, "When I first heard Anju's concept, I was immediately hooked. As a creative person, I connected with the thought."