Published On: Sat, Feb 20th, 2016

Real life events inspired by movies: From ‘Darr’ to ‘The Mummy’


When Devendra, the kidnapper of Ghaziabad girl Dipti Sarna, said that he was inspired by Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Darr,’ it brought ‘copycat crime’ into focus again.

The police maintain that it is the criminals, not they, who give a filmi colour to their offences. And it isn’t just standalone crimes – films have inspired criminal ‘trends’ as well. After ‘Dhoom’ released, both – incidents of snatching and the sale of 150-200cc bikes – went up, apparently because criminals realised they’re difficult to catch if they escape that way.aamiir-srk

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology