Films like ‘Darr’ don’t get remakes: Juhi Chawla on web reboot
As audience gets ready for web reboot of superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s 1993 hit ‘Darr’, Juhi Chawla, the leading lady of the original film, says it is not possible to remake the movie.
Late filmmaker Yash Chopra’s psychological thriller was about an obsessive lover Rahul (SRK), who creates havoc in the lives of Kiran (Juhi) and Sunil (Sunny Deol).
‘Darr 2.0’, backed by a YRF offshoot, will feature the three main characters in an entirely new milieu, weaved in a modern, original tale of obsession and fear in the age of cyber stalking and digital crimes.
When asked about it, Juhi told reporters here, “That (reboot) is not ‘Darr’. It might be inspired or have similarities to the original but it’s not ‘Darr’. Such films don’t get remakes, people just get inspired by them to make something.”
The five-part web 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 series has been directed by Vikas Chandra, who was an associate creative producer on YRF’s ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’.
With inputs from PTI