Hollywood director John Woo hails Rajkumar Hirani's 'pk' in a personal mail
Hollywood director John Woo, known as a major influence on the action genre, has sent a mail of appreciation to Rajkumar Hirani for his Aamir Khan-starrer 'pk'. The film set a box office record with domestic collections of over Rs 340 crore.
John Woo and Rajkumar Hirani
The two had met at the Beijing International Film Festival last year, where they were both part of the jury, and spoken about each other's work at length, says a source, adding: "When Hirani was in China for the launch of 'pk' last month, he had sent a mail to John so that they could meet up. But since the latter was out of town, they could not catch up."
Aamir Khan in 'pk'
Recently, Hirani got a pleasant surprise when John wrote him a long mail saying he had watched 'pk' and "liked it a lot". "It was heartening to receive the letter from John. When we met last year, we discussed 'pk'. I am glad that he liked the film," says the filmmaker whose 2009 film '3 Idiots' ran in Chinese theatres for more than four weeks.
John is best known for films like 'Broken Arrow' (1996), 'Face/Off' (1997), 'Windtalkers' (2002).