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`The Romantics` director talks about Aditya Chopra`s first on-camera appearance

Netflix`s docuseries `The Romantics` garnered a lot of positive responses from viewers as well as critics. The director of the popular docuseries, Smirti Mundhra feels that the one reason why people loved the show was the YRF`s head-honcho Aditya Chopra`s appearance on camera after so many years.

The series which was released in February this year and still winning the hearts of the viewers, showcased the legacy of one of the greatest filmmakers, Yash Chopra, his production house YRF and its cultural impact on India and Indians for the past 50 years.

While speaking about the success of `Romantics` Mundra said, “The reaction to `The Romantics` has been overwhelming and thrilling. I think the success of the series proves that nostalgia for movies is strong and that we as a society are still in love with cinema. I think the combination of star power, nostalgic pull, and of course, the must-see factor of Aditya Chopra`s first-ever interview catapulted `The Romantics` to this feat.”

From Aamir Khan to Salman Khan, from Shah Rukh Khan to Ranbir Kapoor, from Amitabh Bachchan to Ranveer Singh, from Rani Mukerji to Hrithik Roshan, from Katrina Kaif to Anushka Sharma, the mega-stars and icons of Hindi cinema had come together and spoken about Yash Chopra and YRF`s contribution to Indian cinema in the series.

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Interestingly, the reclusive Aditya Chopra was also coaxed into recording his first on-camera interview for `The Romantics`. His insights about YRF and the Hindi film industry in this docu-series are a huge highlight for the film fraternity, cinephiles & Hindi cinema audience at large.

Netflix released `The Romantics` on Valentine`s Day, February 14, as a tribute to Yash Chopra, who is regarded as the `Father of Romance` in India because of his iconic romantic films like `Silsila`, `Lamhe`, `Kabhi Kabhie`, `Veer-Zaara`, `Dil To Pagal Hai`, `Chandni` and `Jab Tak Hai Jaan`.

–With inputs from IANS

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