The Karan Johar directorial Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is nearing its completion of seven years. ADHM was released in 2016 and delivered a perfect tale of friendship, love story, and heartbreak. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starred Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Fawad Khan in the lead.
Now, in an interview, Karan Johar has opened up about a challenging phase of his life. He has shared that the movie-making helped him navigate through it.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil helped Karan Jahar navigate a difficult phase
Speaking with Mid-Day, Karan Johar said that Ae Dil Hai Mushkil helped him get over his heartbreak. He said, “It was initially awkward because his character dies. The character obviously went through a fictional arc as well, but it was cathartic for me to tell that story because I felt that really helped me get over that love situation.”
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
He also said, “Anyone who has been through one-sided love, ektarfa pyaar, that heartbreak… I saw the worst version of myself, not as a human being, but I was pitiful in that zone. When you stare at your phone waiting for it to ring, when you want that message and that message changes your day, when your heart really hurts – it’s physical pain, it’s not just symbolic, it’s painful – and you wake up with that anxiety, and when you see that person with somebody else and it breaks you into a million pieces… You realize that love can make you and break you and tear you apart.”
Further, he said expressed how people are falling in love today, despite the Tinder generation. He says, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil had a polarising last act, but that concept of crazy love really resonated especially with Gen Z kids. I’m far from Gen Z, I found this crazy love in my late 30s and early 40s, and it just went on for years. But it gave me a film, it gave me closure, and it has now given me a lot of perspective of never to go back in that zone again”
Recently, Karan Johar delivered a fun entertainer with Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. The film marked Karan Joahar’s comeback to the directors’ chair. A few days ago, Karan Johar took to his Instagram handle and shared the deleted scenes from Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starter RRKPK. Well, the heart-touching scene left the netizens rooting for more.
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