Lust is replacing love in Bollywood for romantic movies: Karan Johar
Karan said directors cannot be old-world about their romance while making movies today as the younger generation will not identify with it and feel disconnected.
Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar is easily known to be the King of romantic movies in the Hindi film industry but recently, he highlighted how times have now changed as the audience is more practical with the current situation. Known to make the likes of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Karan said the conversation is more important today, and it is no more about looks and silence in love.
In conversation with Anupama Chopra, Karan said in classic films like Chaudhvin Ka Chand and Kagaz Ke Phool there is unrequited beauty and indestructible love but the audience has changed. He went on to add that today love is replaced by pragmatism and practicality and directors cannot be old-world about their romance while making movies today as the younger generation will not identify with it and feel disconnected. The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director said the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer will be one of his favourite films about unrequited love and said when you portray lust that goes into love, it is a lot more relatable to people today.
Karan Johar is currently working on his production of Student Of The Year 2, which has been directed by Punit Malhotra and will see Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey. He also recently announced his upcoming film Takht, with a star cast of Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, among others.