Filmmaker Karan Johar recently reflected on his directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. During the event, Karan admitted to having erred in depicting gender politics. He shared insights into his evolution as a filmmaker.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai : A Classic, Yet Flawed
Karan Johar’s directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, was released in 1998. It became a beloved classic of Indian cinema. Starring the iconic Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role. The film gained immense popularity for its emotional depth and nostalgic appeal. Yet, during a recent IIMUN event, Karan addressed the film’s shortcomings.
Admitting Gender Politics Mistake in kuch kuch hota hai
Speaking at the occasion, Karan was open and honest. He now thinks his first movie promoted improper gender politics. “I feel like I’ve grown,” he said. I believe that the gender politics of my first movie, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, were incorrect. That movie has a lot of superficiality, and it promotes erroneous gender politics. He said that what Rahul was doing was not what I would like all the other Rahuls in the room to do.