Shah Rukh Khan wanted to play Hamza in Darlings, here’s why it didn’t work out

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Vijay Varma recently delivered a terrific performance as an abusive man in Darlings. Vijay played Alia Bhatt’s husband in the same. The actor absolutely nailed his performance as Hamza in the film. Now, in a recent interview, Vijay said that Darlings’ co-producer Shah Rukh Khan loved the character (Hamza) in Darlings so much, he said he would’ve wanted to play him if he was younger. Shah Rukh Khan as Hamza in Darlings would’ve nailed it. The actor has played negative roles in the past.

In an interview with Film Companion, Vijay said, “I remember somebody had told me that when Shah Rukh Khan read the script, he said, ‘Agar main young hota toh main hi karta (If I was younger, I would’ve done this role)’, which was interesting for me to hear.”

Vijay added, “That was also one of the reasons I felt that I could do this role, if Shah Rukh Khan thinks that he can do this role, being an absolute lover-boy and a sweetheart. Of course, I was scared to take up a role like this, but I’m very glad that it hit the nail on the head.”


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Earlier, Vijay had shared a bunch of photos from Darlings sets on Instagram. One of the photos show him posing with Shah Rukh Khan. The actor had captioned, “#Darlings is made with a lot of love and efforts of some of the most incredible creative minds and stalwarts. I was surrounded by people I learn from and aspire from. The best team one can ask for. Here’s the proof.”

On the other hand, Bollywood Bubble gave Darlings 3.5 stars. A part of the review read, “Darlings is a one-time watch which is laced with dark humour. Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah give out a statutory Warning that violence against women is injurious to health. It shows that violence against women will only lead to your destruction.”

Up next, Vijay will be seen in The Devotion of Suspect X. He will be sharing screen space with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Jaideep Ahlawat in the same.

Talking about Shah Rukh Khan, he has interesting projects in the pipeline. The actor will be seen in Pathaan with Deepika Padukone. He also has Jawan and Dunki. The actor will also make a cameo in Salman Khan starrer Tiger 3.


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Also Read: Darlings Movie Review: Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah show how violence against women can be injurious to health