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Bollywood blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’ gets a Mexican remake

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The 2009 comedy-drama and Indian hit of that year, '3 Idiots', is getting remade for a Mexican audience, with some of that country's top actors playing the original roles.

The 2009 Bollywood blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’ is getting a Mexican remake.

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3 Idiots
3 Idiots poster

Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani’s film has now been remade in Mexican and titled ‘3 Idiotas’. 

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The Mexican version is directed by Carlos Bolado who is best knwo for his 1998 film' 'Bajo California.'

The film is not a 'copy’' of the original, but an official remake with Vidhu Vinod Chopra credited as one of the Executive Producers.

'3 Idiots' is a coming of age comedy-drama about three friends and their arch rival's search of a long-lost friend who disappeared on their graduation day.

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The Bollywood film was the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India, and had the highest opening day collections for an Indian film up until that point.

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The actors in the Mexican version - Alfonso Dosal, Christian Vazquez and German Valdez who are reprising the roles of Aamir Khan, Madhavan and Sharman Joshi - are a perfect fit to play the Indian characters.

Kareena Kapoor’s role is being played by popular Mexican actress and writer Martha Higareda.

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Martha Higareda
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'3 Idiots' was remade in Tamil as ‘Nanban’ in 2012, which also received critical praise and commercial success.

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The Mexican '3 Idiotas' will hit theatres in the US in June this year.

It has also been announced that there will be a Chinese remake of the film produced by Stephen Chow.

WATCH: 3 IDIOTAS TRAILER