Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah’s Darlings teaser has impressed movie buffs for its interesting storytelling technique. Alia recites a story of a mendak (frog) and a bichoo (scorpion) in the teaser and even Shah Rukh Khan is impressed with the way they impressed. He took to Instagram on Tuesday night to praise the film’s teaser. Also read: Alia Bhatt says she and Ranbir Kapoor were too tired after wedding for ‘suhagraat’

Shah Rukh shared the teaser on Instagram, writing: “Funny, dark, quirky, mendak, bichoo and to top it all off @shefalishahofficial and @aliaabhatt. Can’t wait to watch the mix in #DarlingsOnNetflix. Out on August 5. ” Alia responded to his post on her Instagram Stories with heart emoticons.

Alia Bhatt responded to Shah Rukh Khan's post about Darlings.
Alia Bhatt responded to Shah Rukh Khan’s post about Darlings.

She also shared a kissing gif image for Neetu Kapoor who praised the film, saying, “Amazing, can’t wait,” on her Instagram Stories.

Darlings is a dark comedy set in Mumbai and also starring Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew. The film explores the life of a mother-daughter duo trying to find their place in the city, seeking courage and love in exceptional circumstances, as they fight against all odds.

Alia also shared two posters of the film. One shows a close-up of Alia making a pouting face while holding an injection in her hand with Vijay Varma strapped to it. Another poster shows Alia and Shefali enjoying a cup of tea while playing carrom and Vijay Varma sitting between them with his hands tied.

It is Alia’s first production venture and will premiere on Netflix on August 5. Alia has produced the film through her banner Eternal Sunshine Productions, in association with Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainment. The film also marks the directorial debut of writer Jasmeet K Reen. It has music by Vishal Bhardwaj and lyrics by veteran writer Gulzar.

Darlings is Alia’s second release of the year after Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, which opened theatrically in February.

(with PTI inputs)

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