Karan Johar, whose latest Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is gearing up for release prior to Diwali, recently said that he is “trapped” in his feminine side more strongly when presenting his stories. According to reports, the 44-year-old director was attending the MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival where he told reporters, “I am matured enough to tell a story from both perspectives. In fact, I represent women more than men in my stories.”
When the celebrated director was asked if the story would have been told in a different way had a female directed it, he said, “I am trapped in my feminine side more strongly. So, I don’t think it would have made any difference if the film was directed by a female.” Stating he took just “nine days” to write the film, Karan revealed that Ae Dil Hai Mushkil talks about a one-sided love story.
“I was in New York and while walking around the streets, I was thinking about the pain a person goes through when one-sided love happens. I have gone through that pain. The story of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil talks about this side of a love story,” he said.
Karan also thanked music director Pritam and lyricist-singer Amitabh Bhattacharya for their “magical collaboration.” “Their work is not only being credited as a genius but also adds soul to my story. I thank them from the bottom of my heart,” he expressed.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil faced flak due to the involvement of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in the film and was earlier banned by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). However, the ban was cleared on Saturday after the party demanded that the producer pay a sum of Rs. 5 crores to an Indian Army welfare fund.