Karan Johar opens up about flawed gender politics in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ on its 25th anniversary | Hindi Movie News

Bollywood director Karan Johar not too long ago marked the twenty fifth anniversary of his directorial debut, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai‘, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, and Kajol. Whereas the movie has retained its cult standing and continues to be adored by followers, KJo has candidly revealed his advanced perspective on the movie’s gender politics and a well-known Shah Rukh Khan dialogue that now appears politically incorrect.
In a dialog with Nikhil Taneja on “Be A Man Yaar,” Karan Johar brazenly admitted that the gender politics portrayed in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ are essentially flawed. He identified that the character performed by Shah Rukh Khan within the movie initially favored the recent woman, portrayed by Rani Mukerji, over Kajol’s character, who was labeled as not “sizzling.” This portrayal, he says, sends a problematic message about love and attraction. Karan expressed that he would by no means wish to replicate such gender politics as we speak.
Reflecting on his mindset when making the movie, Karan famous that at the moment, he was closely influenced by Hindi cinema and was not but conscious of gender politics in the actual world. He confessed that he initially misunderstood stalking as a type of romance, however his notion modified when he comprehended the real-life implications and risks of such behaviour.
Karan Johar additionally playfully criticised a well-known dialogue delivered by Shah Rukh Khan within the film, “Hum ek baar jeete hai, ek baar marte hai, shaadi bhi ek baar hoti hai… aur pyar ek baar hello hota hai” (We stay as soon as, die as soon as, and marry as soon as…and fall in love as soon as). He discovered this line paradoxical provided that Shah Rukh Khan’s character, Rahul, in the end will get married twice and falls in love twice within the story. Nonetheless, Karan emphasised the significance of conviction in storytelling and the way it can information a story to a satisfying conclusion.

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