The actor feels that Shah Rukh Khan is an emotion, and that is why his films do so well
Last Updated: 04.46 PM, May 19, 2023
While the current trend on streaming platforms as well as films is realistic content, actor Varun Mitra, who stars in the web series Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo, says that he misses the romantic musical cinema that used to be associated with Karan Johar, Yash Chopra, and the king of romance, Shah Rukh Khan.
Speaking about feel-good, heart-warming love stories that he grew up watching in the 1990s, Varun told OTTplay, "In recent times, only Pathaan did that because of Shah Rukh Khan. I feel that he is an emotion, and that is why his films do so well."
So, does he feel that we are missing out on the magic of SRK's musical films in the pursuit of content-driven, realistic films and series?
"I suppose that is happening because we are making more realistic films and content overall. When we watch something that is close to reality, it does not seem larger-than-life anymore. So, maybe we feel less because what we are watching is becoming more realistic. But that is not saying much about our real lives. Are we saying that in real life we do not feel so deeply? I think that is not true because, if I talk about myself, I feel a lot as a person; I am emotional. At times, I feel that the larger-than-life characters, songs, and romance have gone away, and that is sad. We need to bring it back," said the Guilty Minds actor, who began his Bollywood career with the 2018 love story Jalebi.
Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo is available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar.