`3 Idiots` popular in Hong Kong, says Boman Irani

IANS| Last Updated: Jun 29, 2014, 21:10 PM IST

Mumbai: Actor Boman Irani, who played professor Viru Sahastrabuddhe (Virus) in the 2009 hit film `3 Idiots`, says the movie is `a favourite` in places like Hong Kong.

He stayed at Hong Kong’s Ritz Carlton hotel for a few days and was pleased to meet some of the fans of the Rajkumar Hirani-directorial.

“The housekeeping staff of the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong. Fans of 3 Idiots. A favourite in these parts. Bless you Raju,” Boman tweeted.

The movie, which released in India Dec 23, 2009, was a blockbuster. It also featured Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan and Kareena Kapoor.

The film `3 Idiots`, which criticised the education system in India without being too preachy, released in Hong Kong in 2011. It also hit other Asian countries like Japan and China.