Standing ovation for Raj Kumar Hirani!

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By HT

Mumbai, March 21 -- Film-maker Rajukumar Hirani received a standing ovation at the Warwick University in London, UK, a few weeks ago. Raju, who has delivered several hits such as Munna Bhai MBBS (2003), 3 Idiots (2009) and PK (2014), was invited to conduct a session at the university on a subject related to film-making, and he chose to speak on editing.

A source close to Raju reveals, "He feels that film editing as a profession has always been undervalued. However, it is in demand and plays a strong role in the process of making a film. He had gone there to underline the importance of good editors."

The source says that Raju the film-maker believes "it is essential to understand the requirement of good editors in today's cinema."

The source adds, "Even for students, who are planning a career in film-making, Raju feels they need to grasp basic technicalities of film editing. An editor can completely take over the film and use his creativity to give it a perfect direction. He conducted an entire session on this topic."

Interestingly, Raju is a trained editor from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, and he feels that directing a film gets more exciting when you have the sensibilities of basic technicalities related to films.

When asked the film-maker bout his experience, he said, "Editing can either enhance or ruin the film. It's almost as important as script-writing. When the management requested me to pick a topic, I chose to underline the importance of editing. I was delighted by the enthusiasm and response of the students."