Shah Rukh Khan’s Darr makes way for Darr 2.0: Watch teaser

Rahul is back to stalk innocents. 

Keyur Seta

Even after 26 years, Yash Chopra’s Darr continues to be one of the most poignant thrillers to have come out of mainstream Hindi cinema. The film helped Shah Rukh Khan gain the status of a superstar, and also starred Juhi Chawla and Sunny Deol.

Now, Yash Raj Films have decided to take the Darr franchise ahead with a web series titled, Darr 2.0. Made under their youth wing Y-Films, it will be a five-part web series revolving around the issue of cyber stalking. 

The teaser of the series has just released. It also features the signature ‘Jaadu Teri Nazar’ tune. Darr 2.0 will reprise the characters of Rahul, Kiran and Sunil, played by SRK, Juhi and Sunny. However, this one will have a young cast which hasn't been revealed yet. 

“Darr 2.0 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 series holds a mirror to the perilous environment of online privacy invasion and social media harassment that can take a dangerous and disturbing turn, if unchecked,” a statement from Y-Films read. 

To generate excitement for the series, Y-Films had asked people to post their happy pictures that would be used in their next promo without revealing much. “Hundreds of personal and intimate pictures poured in, and some of those pictures are showcased in the first part of the teaser, the second part of which features an unidentified young man discreetly saving them on his computer, giving the fans a virtual first-hand experience of the safety risk they undertake each time they share their information online,” the statement further read. 

Directed by Vikas Chandra and produced by Ashish Patil, Darr 2.0 will be released soon online.

Watch the teaser: