In the glittering realm of Bollywood, Karan Johar stands as a luminary, a filmmaker par excellence, and a master of portraying the intricacies of relationships on the silver screen. He has consistently woven tales of love, heartbreak, and everything in between, making him synonymous with 'romanticizing romance.' Recently, the director opened up about his deep fascination with infidelity and how it has been a recurrent theme in his cinematic endeavors.
Karan Johar, the mind behind films like 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' and 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna,' has never shied away from delving into the complex and often controversial subject of infidelity. His 2006 film,'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna,' featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, and Abhishek Bachchan, prominently addressed this sensitive topic. In a recent interview with Prabal Gurung, Karan Johar candidly expressed his deep-seated fascination with infidelity, labeling it an obsession.
During the conversation, Karan elaborated on his viewpoint, explaining, "For me, I'm so obsessed with infidelity. I made a movie on it, and I remember someone telling me, 'Why are you endorsing infidelity?' I'm like, 'dude, you can't endorse something that's already sold out.' Just emotionally speaking, I'm always intrigued by the idea of infidelity and how it can be a reality."
Karan's willingness to explore the uncharted territories of human emotions and relationships has earned him both praise and criticism. However, it is undeniable that his films have the rare ability to spark conversations and introspection on complex issues that often remain hidden beneath societal norms.
Intriguingly, Karan Johar also shared a touching anecdote during the interview, shedding light on the inspiration behind the sequence involving veteran actors Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi in his upcoming film 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani.' He revealed a personal story of a family member grappling with dementia, who, in moments of clarity, would reminisce about a lost love from the past. This poignant real-life experience served as the foundation for Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi's storyline in the movie, adding depth and authenticity to their characters.