What if Shahrukh Khan had survived the shootout at the end of Baazigar? He’d set up a factory that makes action figures of Bollywood actors and get married to Kajol, who wouldn’t let the minor fact that he murdered her sister get in the way of their love.
No, this isn’t a proposed sequel or a remake of the film. It’s a story by writer ‘Srk ki fan’ on fanfiction.net. In the inventive world of Bollywood fanfiction, Om and Sandhya from Om Shanti Om make an appearance on Koffee With Karan, Dumbledore meets Daya and there’s an Aashiqui 3 in which Varun Dhawan is a rapper.
On episode 2 of FC Dissect – a video essay series in which we take a closer look at the various aspects that make up cinema, both onscreen and off – we delve into the fascinating world of Bollywood fanfiction. You can watch the full video below.
Written by: Gayle Sequeira
Edited and animated by: Hrishikesh Kogje