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Rajkumar Hirani opens up about relocation of Rancho wall


ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has opened up about the relocation of the very popular Rancho wall which featured in his film '3 Idiots'

"I've read about the decision to relocate the Rancho Wall. My entire cast and crew and I have some wonderful memories of that place. Honestly, if the constant stream of tourists is hampering the kids' education, distracting them and creating problems, then I feel it is the right call. At the end of the day, they were the ones who created and gave that wall its name, so I am sure it must be very close to them as well," he said.

The Aamir Khan-starrer created a lot of buzz and received appreciation from the audience as well as the critics. It was one of the highest grosser of all times.

The Rancho wall, which featured in the film, created such an uproar amongst the people that the school in Leh where the film was shot had dedicated an entire wall to Aamir Khan's character, making the Rancho wall a famous tourist point.

However, due to the constant hustle of visitors, students in the school are not able to focus on their studies and the management has decided to relocate the wall.

The school's principal, Stanzin Kunzang, in a recent interaction with ANI, said: "Sometimes, it becomes difficult for us to handle the tourists here. At times, we used to have 800 people at a time. Besides visiting the wall, tourists enter the hostel and litter the corridor. Sometimes, they even use students' toilet creating an unpleasant situation."

Earlier, there were reports that the school was planning to demolish the wall in order to ban the tourists. However, the school management denied the reports and said they are only relocating the wall.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, October 03 2018. 22:30 IST