Swara Bhasker agrees to Twitter user's opinion that Shah Rukh Khan's Raj in DDLJ was problematic, says 'we need to learn & change'


On October 20, Shah Rukh Khan's and Kajol's iconic film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge completed 25 years. Fans of Raj and Simran aka Shah Rukh and Kajol left no stone unturned to convert the occasion into a memorable one on social media. However, as one section of the social media showered love on the Aditya Chopra directorial debut, the other was ready to scrutinize it and found behavioural problems in it. 

While many of us were busy celebrating the silver jubilee of the film that holds a special importance in the history of cinema, a Twitter user highlighted how problematic was Shah Rukh's character Raj. Calling the character 'creep', the user wrote, "Raj does the following to Simran: 1. Lie that he raped her as a joke 2. Tears her clothes in public (accidentally, but who pulls a woman by the back of her dress anyway?) 3. Forces her to dance, and in the process gropes her and feels up her bare back Why do women love creeps?"

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Giving it a deeper thought and analyzing it with a different perspective, Swara Bhasker agreed to the fact that Bollywood encouraged stalking and portrayed it as romance. "Sadly u r are right.. I mean abt what all Raj does.. This is precisely the power of #Bollywood right? It makes stalking seem romantic. And we all are influenced by it - sometimes in the form of nostalgia & sometimes despite our own best intent. We all need to learn & change :) :)" she tweeted. 

Soon, a number of people on Twitter shed light on the problematic behaviour of the characters in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge that seemed to be romantic for all until now. 

(Source: Twitter)