Do Superheroes Need Love?

As superheroes find their way to the big screens in India, the Bollywood folks are wondering if superheroes should be in love.

“Of course,” exclaims scriptwriter Atul Tiwari, “romance makes it exciting and complete. Life is boring without love. We wouldn’t want a sanyasi superhero.” Producer Rhamaa Shankar Aiyer doesn’t think so. “Romance in a superhero story is insignificant. We don’t read a comic or watch a superhero movie to see him wooing a lady. It’s all about the action. As far as our version of a superhero, Krrish, is considered, the romantic angle was the means to appease Indian audiences who need the routine song and dance in a movie,” she says.

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