In the docu-series, the global megastar Shah Rukh Khan talks about how he perfected his stammer in Darr.
Last Updated: 12.05 PM, Feb 15, 2023
The Romantics, a highly anticipated Netflix documentary series that pays homage to Yash Chopra's legacy, YRF, and its cultural influence on India and Indians over the past 50 years, was released yesterday to rousing acclaim. Shah Rukh Khan, a global megastar, discusses how he perfected his stammer in Darr and discloses how he used to experiment out crazy ideas in order to nail his villainous role in the Yash Chopra movie in the docuseries.
SRK says, “I had a classmate who had a stammer and then we did some little study, some BBC documentary where they talked about that people's minds become aware to one sound, and it's like a sharp current. So, you can't say the word because you become aware of a sound. Let's make him aware of the woman he loves the most, her name. So, I only stammer on the word Kiran. It was just for that one word because he's so aware of her.”
He adds, “I had some really fantastically stupid ideas, like I remember once going to Adi and saying, can I make this phone call hanging upside down? Adi said ‘Dad won't allow that.’ Sometimes he would come and tell me that listen I think dad is not going to take a close up of this. I think you did very well. So, you suggest, if I do it, he'll turn me down. So, we were like the filters who kind of help each other with Yash Ji.”
The mega-stars and icons of Hindi cinema, including Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma, have gathered to discuss Yash Chopra and YRF's contribution to Indian cinema in The Romantics.
Oscar- and Emmy-nominated director Smriti Mundhra, who previously worked with Netflix on Indian Matchmaking and the Never Have I Ever series, is back with The Romantics.
35 prominent film industry figures who have intimately collaborated with YRF throughout the course of its 50-year history are also featured in this four-part docuseries on Netflix. It's interesting to note that the secretive Aditya Chopra, president of the legendary Yash Raj Films, has also taped his first on-camera interview for "The Romantics"!
Netflix released The Romantics on Valentine’s Day, Feb 14, as a tribute to Yash Chopra.