Director and producer Karan Johar said actors convey a lot from their eyes as well and therefore it helps if they have had their heart broken too.

Filmmaker Karan Johar says a good actor must have had a broken heart because only then it is possible to perform the way one does on celluloid.

Director Imtiaz Ali, Rannvijay Singh, and Neha Dhupia were a part of the panel discussion. During a discussion, Karan talked about how real life heartbreak helps an actor to become a better performer.

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I think actors who have not had a heartbreak will not perform the way they are required. If you are a good actor then you must have had a heartbreak. It’s not possible otherwise for you to depict certain kind and amount of emotion on the celluloid.

“Sometimes your eyes too, depict your heart’s tale and many of them, whose eyes speak volumes, they have been through that journey in their life.”

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The filmmaker is known for making movies that have some sort of heartbreak; be it Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, or Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He talks about love and heartbreaks quite fervently. His radio show is also all about love and relationships.

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As Karan gave his two cents on actors and heartbreaks, Imtiaz quickly added, “We also know that some actors are trying to go through that experience (heartbreak) to become better actors.

To which Karan replied, “Many times they do that purposely. Traumatise themselves so that they perform better.”

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The director says there’s nothing to worry about a broken heart as it can “empower you in so many ways.”

Sometimes when something breaks, it solidifies you to a larger extent. Jump into it, so what if you won’t get reciprocated with the same amount of love if the intensity doesn’t match yours. But what you will go through, the feeling of love will nurture you in many ways.

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On the film front, Dharma Productions is gearing up to release as many as seven films in the coming months. They are Drive, Student of the Year 2, Simmba, Kalank, Brahmastra, Kesari, and Good News.

H/T: Hindustan Times.