As the story of Snapdeal executive Dipti Sarna, who was abducted in Ghaziabad, unfolds, what came to the fore was that her abductor was influenced by the Shah Rukh Khan-Juhi Chawla-starrer Darr (1993).
He reportedly stalked the 24-year-old for a year before abducting her, but did not harm her in any way, much like SRK in the movie.
The lead actor of Darr, Juhi Chawla, says Bollywood always tries to give a good message and it is not right to blame films for the ills in society. “At the end of the day, we always show that truth triumphs. We don’t leave the movie in the middle saying, ‘great, pick whatever you want to and go out there and do something wrong’. Bollywood is not the only influence in a person’s life. They are also affected by their family and friends.”
Watch SRK playing the psychopath in Darr
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt also feels it’s silly to blame Bollywood. “That life inspires movies and the movies contribute to real-life events, is an age-old debate, which can never be resolved. If books and movies could change the world, the world would become a paradise,” says Bhatt.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta shares a similar sentiment. “If films inspire you, why not let films like Swades or Chak De! inspire you,” he asks.
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