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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Is The Only Film I Would Not Want To Change Anything Of – Karan Johar

Karan Johar
Written by Heer Pamnani

Karan Johar is fascinated by human relationships and his films mostly chronicle the interpersonal hardships, confrontations and new age romance. An exception was made with My Name is Khan, where he narrated the rising tension post 9/11 in the States, at a time when innocent civilians were accused for suspicious behavior.

Looking back at his work, Karan Johar claims he finds ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ too long for a feature film. A story that was written as a tribute to his parents, for the love and respect he holds for them, in retrospect seems to be unlike his thoughts and personality.

Interestingly, Karan Johar revealed that Shah Rukh Khan & Hrithik Roshan were slightly cold to each other in K3G owing to Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’s success. He added:

“I felt Hrithik was the only one during the course of the K3G shooting who needed a little hand-holding. See, the Bachchans didn’t have that equation with him. Shah Rukh was a bit distant at that time because of everything that was happening. Kajol was Team Shah Rukh. So I felt I needed to hold his hand a bit. And we developed a really good friendship. We got close to each other — he was a bit of a lost child in this whole lot. And Hrithik, anyway, is slightly awkward around people. He’s not the most people-friendly person. Now he’s become a lot better.”

Johar finds some of his work in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai cringe-worthy. It was pretty unusual for a mother to instruct a young child to unite her dad with his best friend. What was written in the previous 7 letters? How did the child read it? Didn’t the dad bother to read them once? Karan finds it silly, yet innocent.

According to him, Ae Dil Hain Mushkil is his best among his body of work. He beautifully narrated the realities of a one-sided romance with real well enacted characters and powerful songs. “There is nothing I’d like to change about Ae dil Hain Mushkil, it was put out as I had envisioned it.”, says Karan Johar.

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