The makers of last year’s hit PK recently released the Home Video and the event was attended by Aamir Khan, along with Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Although the Home Video will be available in the stores from 16th March, a sneak peek was given into the additional features included like a 70 mins making video, extra cuts and an alternative ending as well.
The cut out scenes seemed pretty good which led us to wonder why they hadn’t been made a part of the final cut. Explaining the reason behind this, Hirani said that the scenes often in themselves seem to be pretty good but when they are taken in context of the movie either dilutes the essence or slows it down. Giving an example of a scene relating to the famous ‘dancing car’, Hirani said that although the scene was his favorite, the placing was such that the scene would occur in between a song which he felt would do injustice to the song. Also, viewers will get to see the ending that ‘could have been’ in the movie. Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Hirani added that the ending was changed to make it a happier one – with PK returning back to the earth! Needless to say, the editing process did go on for a pretty long time.
Aamir got pretty nostalgic seeing the making and the deleted scenes and added that he and the makers – in spite of all controversies – still stand by their movie but do apologize if they hurt anyone unintentionally. “”The film has been loved by the majority. Personally I want to say I feel bad if I hurt a single person; that was not my intention at all. What we wanted to tell we told that because it was an important point. But I want to apologize if I hurt people,” Aamir looked pretty chubby having put on weight for his next movie Dangal adding almost 20 kgs. from his PK avatar.
For all those looking for an additional reason to buy the Home Videos, the DVD ( M.R.P: Rs 499) buyers will find packaged in an attractive box a sticker booklet with various ‘PK’ avatars. This is particularly interesting and thoughtful as a memoire as costumes worn by Aamir Khan in the movie are actually collected randomly from the public. The ‘PK’ Blu-ray ( M.R.P: Rs 899) has the same bonus features like the DVD, in addition it contains a very special keepsake as it provides the true film connoisseur the opportunity to own one piece of the film which is a frame taken from an actual cinema reel.