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Shah Rukh Khan’s latest release Jawan has scripted history as the movie has crossed the Rs. 300 crore mark within one week (extended week) of its release and it is something unprecedented. Not just the acting and direction but music, dance and dialogues of the movie are also being loved by the audiences.
Shah Rukh has played double role in this movie – of father (Vikram Rathore) and son (Azad) and there is one dialogue which has resonated with the audiences in a great manner. The dialogue is, “Bete ko hath lagane se pehle, baap se baat kar” (deal with the father before touching the son).
The dialogue became very popular as many felt that it was targeted at Sameer Wankhede, the former Zonal Director of Narcotics Control Bureau as Aryan Khan (SRK’s son) was arrested in a drug case and he had to live in jail for 25 days.
However, the dialogue has its own story and you will be surprised to know that it was not written initially, it was just written at the time of the shoot of the scene. Sumit Arora, the writer of the movie recently gave an interview in which he said, “It’s a story that will make you believe in the magic of movie-making. That line was never there in our draft originally. The ‘moment’ where SRK sir’s character says the line was obviously always there, and we all knew that it is a powerful moment even without a dialogue. But while shooting, it was felt that there should be a line, that this guy should say something.”
He further added, “I was there on the set, so I was called in, and the first words that came out of my mouth given the situation were, ‘Bete ko hath lagane se pehle, baap se baat kar’. I mean, it felt like the most obvious and most apt thing he should say at that moment. It just fits. Director Atlee and SRK sir both felt it was correct and the shot was taken. We never thought that the line would become such a huge hit and would resonate with people in this way. But I guess, as a writer, you can only write a line, but the destiny of a line goes on to write itself.”
Well, that is certainly the magic of movie-making, what do you say?