Shah Rukh Khan’s Darr gets web series reboot

Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan in Darr
Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan in Darr

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 stalker Rahul (Khan), who creates havoc in the happy love lives of Kiran (Chawla) and Sunil (Deol).

Darr 2.0, backed by Y-Films, an offshoot of Yash Raj Films (YRF), will feature the characters of Rahul, Kiran and Sunil from the original but in an entirely new format, with 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 harrowing environment of online privacy invasion and social media harassment that can take a dangerous and disturbing turn, if unchecked, Y-Film sources said.

Directed by Vikas Chandra, an associate creative producer on YRF’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, the series has a storyline by Nikhil Taneja, with screenplay and dialogues written by him and Shubham Yogi. The cast is yet to be announced.