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Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who is busy shooting for a biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, says fiction cannot beat facts.

“I feel why should we see only fiction? We should watch documentaries because they can be very interesting as well,” he said at a special screening of the documentary Raising The Bar, hosted by filmmaker Onir and producer Mitu Bhowmick Lange.

“Earlier, they never used to get platforms but I think they should get a platform so that more and more people can come forward to make documentaries. I think documentaries are really engaging as they are real, and fiction can’t beat facts,” he added.

The 3 Idiots director said documentary filmmakers are very attached to the subjects they feature.

“Documentary filmmakers choose subjects which they feel [strongly] about, which they are affected by or which they have seen around them. So, I feel it’s nice that people come to know about these things,” he said. “People make fictional stories to entertain the audience but a documentary filmmaker makes documentary which is closer to his or her heart.”

Will he ever make a documentary?

Hirani said: “I am really fond of it. I want to make it and I will definitely make it. I have many subjects to tell and when the time will be right, I will speak more about it.”

Raising The Bar about six young individuals with Down Syndrome from two different continents who all meet at the World Down Syndrome Congress in Chennai.