When Karan Johar speaks about Bollywood everybody hears because he is the man who knows almost everything – the complete inside out of the Film industry. The ace filmmaker knows the real story of what’s going inside the industry – what’s in, what’s out and interestingly what is wrong!
Moreover, we know KJo speaks everything from his heart, he is not somebody who is diplomatic. So, when he opens about cheating and infidelity in the Hindi Film industry, we know this is a real scoop. Here’s what he revealed in his column –
“Infidelity is an Accepted Reality Right Now” – Karan Johar
“We will be celebrating ten years of Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna on the 11th of August, and I remember vividly the storm it created: there was a whole Pandora’s box of how can we talk about/make a love story out of infidelity. And those same people are now writing to me saying they didn’t get it then but they’re getting it now. And I’m wondering are they getting it now because they’re getting some now too? Infidelity is becoming an accepted reality right now. Everyone knows, no one judges. I suppose few can since there is just so much of it. Everywhere.”
“RIP Conscience. Everybody is Cheating on Everyone” – Karan Johar
“If there is no one philosophy on food anymore, then there isn’t on love either. The conscience police have been retired and rendered entirely unarmed. In the war between libido and conscience, there’s a clear victor: RIP Conscience. And I’m not finding it to be a problem between people any more either.
I’ve spoken to partners of both sexes, and everyone seems ok with it, and they’re coming back to their relationships completely satisfied with all good in the hood (that’s not a euphemism, btw). Sure, there are tears that are shed, there are meltdowns and breakdowns, but nothing that chocolate or, umm, a chocolate boy can’t help with (sometimes both together?)”
“Actors Go Indoors On Their Outdoors” – Karan Johar
“I feel like it’s all become so ubiquitous, and that’s new. Infidelity has always existed, but I feel like it was brushed under the carpet, behind the scenes. Now everyone is at it – and they’ve stopped pretending they’re not. Industrialists go on ‘work trips’, actors go ‘indoors’ on their ‘outdoors’. And all those stereotypes that girls are more faithful than the guys and sit quietly waiting for their husbands/partners to come home is no longer true at all.
I’ve been at parties where everyone has a roving eye and a shaking thigh. It seems like the women are saying if they’re getting some, why shouldn’t I too? And that I applaud, more power to them. They have their cheat days same as anyone. Why stick to a la carte, when the buffet offers such range? “
“Sexuality and Fidelity lines are blurring” – Karan Johar
“I meet men, they talk about other women (or men). I meet the women, they talk about other men (sometimes other women). I feel sexuality and fidelity lines are blurring. And I can’t decide if that’s good or bad. I guess certain truths are universal: when you’re on a diet, everything that’s not allowed looks more delicious. So when you’re on a relationship diet, does the same hold true? Is an infidelity binge followed by relationship detox? Should it be?”
“Infidelity Is Already Sold Out” – Karan Johar
“So am I endorsing infidelity? Of course not. How can I endorse something that’s already sold out? And of course, now I know so much about this world, I’m questioning my own notions of love and romance. I feel at my age that I am just too late to the party. All this time I’ve been fantasizing about the perfect relationship, now I’m wondering if I should be fantasizing about cheating on the perfect relationship!”
With so much written and said by Karan Johar himself we know what’s cooking inside the film industry. However, infidelity is not just hitting and troubling, it has spread everywhere and as rightly said by KJo, today, almost everyone is cheating on everyone. RIP Conscience. Long Live Libido!