Karan Johar is certainly one of the most profilic filmmakers of the industry, and which is why when the man speaks it does make an impact and sets trends in the industry. In a similar turn of events, Karan Johar has recently opened up what one can expect from his much anticipated, Dostana 2 and his stand on the sexual depiction in cinema and the trend of objectifying women.
Speaking at Barkha Dutt’s, We The Women, KJo has revealed that Dostana 2 will touch the topic of sexuality with the utmost care and in a way that would not make people cringe. Elaborating on the same, Karan has been quoted saying, “The evolution is from one Dostana to the other. Dostana one that released in 2008 and the Dostana 2 that’s releasing in 2020, you will see that the representation is accurate, non-caricaturish and on point, talking about sexuality in a way that will not make you cringe while watching it. So therein lies the fact that in the last 12 years, there has been a solid change in the way we depict gay characters. Even in Kapoor & Sons and the way it was depicted.”
Further taking a stand on the growing trend on item numbers in the films today, Karan opened up saying that he admits to having made the wrong choice while including such songs in his own films too, in a session of We The Women that was titled ‘Ten things men must change about Bollywood’.
Karan concluded saying, “I didn’t think that there were going to be repercussions… Cinema is such an impressionable medium. It were just things that you didn’t think of and then when you’re told, you realise that they are true, you’ve to apologise to the society that you possibly scarred as a result of what you put out there. I can’t take back those songs that I put out there in cinema that have objectified women but I can say for a fact that I will not do it again.”
Dostana 2 is a sequel to the much loved 2008 Dostana that featured Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan in lead roles. Dostana 2 will feature Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor and debutant Lakshya.