The Romantics, a Netflix original docuseries, debuted on February 14, Valentine’s Day, and has since been receiving favourable reviews. The documentary series serves as a memorial to the late director Yash Chopra. It also demonstrates his development and how he founded the well-known business, Yash Raj Films.
Four episodes of the show feature 35 famous people discussing Yash Chopra and his cinematic vision, including Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, and Katrina Kaif. Aditya Chopra, the CEO of YRF, is an interesting character who appears in the series after a long absence. The Romantics director Smriti Mundhra recently discussed how she persuaded actor Aditya Chopra to participate in a video interview.
Smriti Mundhra discusses how she persuaded Aditya Chopra to star in The Romantics.
The Romantics director admitted that persuading Aditya was difficult for her. She discussed how she approached the production company and discussed the show. Smriti said, “It was the convincing part that was definitely a challenge. When I started this project, when I approached the studio about making the series, they said, ‘great, go ahead, love the idea, go for it, we’ll give you full access to the archives. Talk to whomever you want’. You know, there was absolutely no restriction of any kind, no input of any kind. The only rule was, Adi would not be involved, and he wouldn’t come on camera.”
She continued, “But eventually, after much convincing, I think it became very clear to Aditya Chopra that any story about the legacy of his father, and the studio that they built together which also includes his mother’s perspective and his brother’s perspective, would feel incomplete without his perspective. And if there was ever a time for him to speak about it, that would be this.”
She noted that Aditya Chopra would have agreed to come on camera as it was a tribute to his father, Yash Chopra’s legacy. She said, “I think, if I could purport to say, I’ll speak on his behalf because I don’t know if he will! But I think maybe it was because of reverence and respect for his father, and to pay tribute to his legacy that he agreed to finally do it.”
Fans have been ogling Aditya’s appearance ever since The Romantics premiered. He has always been able to avoid being in the spotlight. He hardly ever shows up in the city. In light of this, watching him impart insights into the series was undoubtedly a pleasure for movie fans.
Recently, “The Romantics” had a special showing in LA, where the audience responded positively. The documentary series includes Rishi Kapoor’s final interview.
The docuseries documented everything, from Yash Chopra’s humble beginnings in Jalandhar to how he found success in the movie business, how he created his own genre of glitzy and beautiful cinema, and how Aditya Chopra joined this heritage.
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