Shah Rukh Khan's one of most iconic roles is his portrayal of the deranged lover in Darr. The 1993 film starred Juhi Chawla as the victim to SRK's mindless stalking. The movie struck gold at the box office and is still considered a classic. The movie is now getting a sequel/remake titled Darr 2.0.
Darr 2.o will be revival of the psychological thriller as a five part web series by YFilms. Earlier YFilms has been quite successful with their web series A Man's World, Ladies Room, Bang Baja Baaraat, Sex Chat with Pappu aur Papa - all of which were comedies. With Darr 2.0, it is a new genre that YFilms will explore. The five-part series aims to hold a mirror to the perilous environment of online privacy invasion and social media harassment that can take a dangerous and disturbing turn, if unchecked.
The teaser trailer of the web series just dropped in and it looks pretty intriguing. Though we don't get a look at the antagonist, we get a glimpse of how crazy the character is going to be this time. Darr 2.0, will feature the characters of Rahul, Kiran and Sunil from the original but in an entirely new milieu, weaved in a modern, original tale of obsession and fear in the age of cyber stalking and digital crimes. We see the new 'Rahul' stalking girls on social media, downloading their pictures. The whole setup and feel of the teaser is VERY CREEPY!
Darr 2.0 has been directed by Vikas Chaitndra, who was an associate creative producer on YRF’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. The series has a story by Nikhil Taneja, with screenplay and dialogues written by Shubham Yogi and Taneja. The cast is yet to be announced. We are pretty sure that Shah Rukh is not coming back as Rahul, well he died in Darr...but what if there is somehow a cameo by the actor! What is he was alive? OMG! That would be freakin awesome and will definitely break the internet. Or a cameo by Ranveer Singh would be great as well. We know how big of a fan of Darr he is. Remember, recently he was holidaying in Switzerland and recreated the popular song Tu Mere Saamne from the film. The video that he posted on social media platforms went crazy viral. Even SRK was super impressed by the young actor's tribute to him. We wonder what SRK has to say about Darr 2.0
Such is the impact of Darr, that not very long ago, a real life kidnapping in Delhi was reported to be inspired from the plot of the film. Five people were arrested in the abduction case of Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna, CNN-IBN reported in February 2016. Ghaziabad senior superintendent Dharmendra Singh was quoted in a report in Hindustan Times as saying that the main accused was in a one-sided love affair with Dipti. He even went on to make an analogy to the movie Darr.
(with inputs from PTI)
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