Very recently, a Snapdeal employee was abducted on her way back home. She was found a few days later and her kidnappers were arrested. The main kidnapper confessed to the crime saying that he was inspired by Shah Rukh Khan‘s Darr.
After which the debate arose that Bollywood movies have a lot of impact on the audience and make stalking acceptable. When SRK was asked about this, here’s how he reacted:
Celebrities do have an amazing effect on fans. I feel we affect people more positively and less negatively. Our work influences them in a bigger way than we think. No filmmaker tells a story to inspire anything negative in people. There are times when people get negatively affected. It is unfortunate. Darr was a story of this obsessive lover, who can give life for the woman he loves and he does. It wasn’t meant to inspire negative things. But I do feel our film touch poeple’s lives.