transit – Can you book a flight from place A to C, with a connection B which is in the opposite direction?

Let’s say I want to travel from New Delhi to Tokyo but there aren’t any flights available (hypothetically) . Is it possible to book a flight from, say, New Delhi to Paris (Air France) and Paris to Tokyo (also Air France) on the same ticket/PNR. The same ticket/PNR condition is necessary so that luggage would be transferred by the airline without needing to go landside, ensuring that Paris would just be a transit stop.

Would such tickets need to be made by calling the airline directly?