Filmmaker Yash Chopra’s 1993 psychological thriller Darr, which earned superstar Shah Rukh Khan the tag of an ‘anti-hero’, is making a comeback as a web series. Darr: A Violent Love Story also starred Sunny Deol and Juhi Chawla in the lead roles.
The film was about an obsessive lover Rahul (Shah Rukh), who creates havoc in the happily life of Kiran and Sunil (Juhi-Sunny).
Darr 2.0, backed by Y-Films, a YRF offshoot, 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.
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.
It has been directed by Vikas Chandra, 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.