SRK-Yash Chopra’s Darr: Title was suggested by Hrithik!

While watching a few videos of Yash Chopra on Youtube, I stumbled upon a video where Uday Chopra is in conversation with Yashji. The topic of discussion is Darr starring Shahrukh Khan, Sunny Deol and Juhi Chawla.

Towards the end of the video (5:18 mins), Uday reveals a little known fact about the film’s title and inspiration. Apparently, it was Hrithik Roshan who suggested the title ‘Darr’ to the Chopra’s.

In Uday’s words…

Hrithik and me were seeing a movie, a less known movie called Dead Calm (Starring Nicole Kidman). We saw the video of the film and we decided to make Adi (Aditya Chopra) see it.  Just to show a very good film. Adi saw the film and he loved it instantly. That is the inspiration for Darr. Infact, the title Darr, is the title Hrithik had kept for a movie that he had actually made. An amateur film which he had shot. It was Hrithik’s title and when Adi decided on making this film, he told Hrithik that he will use this title, because it suits the subject.

Pretty interesting, isn’t it? Darr is one of Yash Chopra’s best films and was a major break-through in Shahrukh Khan’s career. How many of you were aware that ‘Dead Calm’ was the inspiration behind the classic and Hrithik’s amateur film was titled Darr?

Watch the video below (after 5:18)




Yateesh:  (October 23, 2012 at 6:14 am)

That’s indeed very interesting. I never knew Hrithik had a passion for making films in the early 90s (i think he was a teenager then). He’ll be a good director one day.

Thanks indicine :)

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srk:  (October 23, 2012 at 7:56 am)

Hrithik rocks. Srk suks..

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Shakya:  (October 23, 2012 at 8:14 am)

Srk, hrithik, uday are all friends

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Niks:  (October 23, 2012 at 8:53 am)

And Aamir was removed from the movie bcoz he wanted joint narration with sunny deol which yash chopra didnt like anyways yrf is now working with Aamir they did fanaa also so in d end Aamir won n they lost

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Marz:  (October 23, 2012 at 9:00 am)

all srk r copied frm hollywood shame on him yash chopra cheated sunny deol

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Niks:  (October 23, 2012 at 9:26 am)

Sunny deol hated yash copra bcoz that time sunny was king at box office and darr was insult to his star power and srk’s super manupilation then these srk fans call him god and baadshah in reality he is a living snake who insulted everybody during 90’s everywhere

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Veena:  (October 23, 2012 at 9:29 am)

Haha amir could never portray such an epic character darr was awesome we love you @iamsrk #ripyashchopra sir

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Niks:  (October 23, 2012 at 9:33 am)

Aamir has already done more meaningful and classier roles then that living snake called srk Lagaan DCH RDB 3Idiots JJWS DIL QSQT Dhkmn list is endless classy actor we love him numero uno khan !

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Veena:  (October 23, 2012 at 9:34 am)

Yash ji was great he respected woman give them significant roles just look at #jthj there is #jiyare for anushkasharma & #heer dedicated to katrinakaif otherwise we all know what others do there is a munni &a sheela &a anarkali .YASH SIR GAVE WOMEN THERE DUE THATS WHY WE All respect him so much

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Asif:  (October 23, 2012 at 9:41 am)

All khans are better than sunny deol .sunny deol was anti muslim .always made movies related to haterdness towards us

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Niks:  (October 23, 2012 at 9:47 am)

Sunny deol is and will always be a star Ghayal gaddar damini he was great and we have more muslims in India so stop this religious blabber He never insulted muslims

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babu:  (October 23, 2012 at 9:50 am)

Unbelievable: All major Khans’ ex
& current GFs/wives names
starts with K; Saif-Kareena,
Salman–Katrina, Aamir- Kiran,

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Vilap:  (October 23, 2012 at 10:20 am)

@babu even karanjohar stated amitabh is his father &shahrukh is his brother but still some salman amir akshay fans doing it good how you will feel if we make a joke on salman arbaaz sohail .your parents have thought you this things ok

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Niks:  (October 23, 2012 at 10:22 am)

Babu legend!!nice observation

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Veena:  (October 23, 2012 at 10:22 am)

We love you @iamsrk @ihritik &also ranbir kapoor ,shahid kapoor

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Veena:  (October 23, 2012 at 10:25 am)

Kuchkuchhotahai completes 14years today friends happy for kajol , @iamsrk &kjo mine second favourite after #ddlj

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Vilap:  (October 23, 2012 at 10:31 am)

Breaking news :rohit shetty books 2013 eid &christmas of chennai express & happy new year respectively

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Veena:  (October 23, 2012 at 10:36 am)

@vilap true rohit shetty has booked 2013 eid & farah khan booked 2013 christmas

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Rohit:  (October 23, 2012 at 10:43 am)

@veena @vilap eid confirmed for chennai express but there is a doubt about HNY for christmas

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rahul fanof srk:  (October 23, 2012 at 11:00 am)

@babu you now why salman not marride with girl because his affair with SHERA his bodyguard.

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my name is khan:  (October 23, 2012 at 11:04 am)

ha ha on eid against salman????ha ha ha ha srk career finish on next year eid.ha ha ha ha…may be srk didn’t took his madicines and declared this…ha ha ha ha…RIP SRK..WE WON’T MISS YOU.

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^:  (October 23, 2012 at 11:14 am)

Really we all have seen janeman vs don &by the way its rohit shetty who has registered the date

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Vilap:  (October 23, 2012 at 11:17 am)

@mynameiskhan before 2years salman was nothing srk is continuous from 21years only fools like you can laugh like that

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Rohit:  (October 23, 2012 at 11:34 am)

Hrithik has been passionate about movies since his teenage days.

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my name is khan:  (October 23, 2012 at 11:39 am)

@vilap i think you are a very big fool.salman was nothing before 2 years????then who given partner,no entry,hum sath sath hai,sajan,hum apke hai kaun,biwi no.1,maine pyaar kiya and many more..???and what continuos srk is??he released only 1 or 2 movies per year thats why he was successfull.but salman was releasing 4-5 movies per year,but now salman also releasing only 1 or 2 movies and result you can see that.salman achieved every thing or even more than what srk achieved from last 20 years.

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