Can you believe what Karan told in a media encounter about ‘Love and cinema’? Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has directed films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, says broadcasting old world amorousness on-screen today is no longer feasible.

In conversation for Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films Perfect Strokes with Anupama Chopra, Karan was asked how showcasing romance in movies has changed over the years and his answer to the question was mere truth. He said: “How does one create love in this day and age when everything is like fast food? Conversation is such a large part of a relationship today. Looks and silence is no longer the order of the day. In films like Chaudhvin Ka Chand and Kagaz Ke Phool, there is indestructible love, there is unrequited beauty in that romance but that is all gone. It has been replaced by pragmatism and practicality.”

“You can no longer be old world about your romance it will not be identifiable, the younger generation will feel disconnected. The four-letter word lust is replacing the four-letter word love. When you portray lust that goes into love, it seems to be a lot more identifiable,” added the director, who helmed one of the four tales of Netflix’s Lust Stories.

We do agree with Karan to some extent. The episode featuring Karan will be out on Monday. And we can’t wait to see the episode once it is out streaming.


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