Karan Johar’s 1998 romantic-drama film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ was one of the most loved movies of those times. The story of friendship and the love triangle drama was a classic hit at the box office. Rani Mukerji, Shah Rukh Khan, and Kajol’s performance in that movie was so immaculate that it’s still spoken of today!
However, not only some spectators of the film but the lead actor, who played the role of Tina in the film, has now opened up on the s*xism narrative in the film! Check out what the ‘Mardaani’ actress has to say about why Rahul (SRK) fell for Tina and not Anjali in the first go itself.
During her interview with India.com, Rani Mukerji was asked about the movie and the undigestible plot of the film. Rani stated that she couldn’t go on to judge the character of the film but she definitely would defend Rahul’s (Shah Rukh Khan) character for following his heart.
Rani Mukerji said, “Falling in love is something very subjective to each person and we can’t judge a person for their choices because, at the end of the day, it’s your heart. You can’t direct your heart to do things that a particular person would feel is morally right or morally wrong. What might come across right to you might be wrong for the other person. I think considering all the flaws that we all are living with, we should not sit and judge others for what they are doing.”
“She was kind-of someone who was very hard to get for him (Rahul) which resulted in him having the curiosity to go more after her. The fact that she sang ‘Om Jai Jagdish Hare’ on the college campus while he thought that she’s born and brought up in London… the fact that she is so deeply rooted to her culture and that she’s so grounded – those and a lot of other things probably attracted Rahul to Tina as a person as well.” Rani added.
Concluding her reply, Rani said, “I won’t categorise it as ‘he went for someone who looked great and not for Anjali who was more of a tomboy.’ I won’t make it as frivolous as that. I would say that there was a lot of depth to Tina’s character for someone like Rahul to have fallen for her… because, at the end of it all, it was Tina who understood the love that Rahul and Anjali had for each other. She, in turn, makes her daughter reunite the two of them. You know there that Tina had a lot of depth along with being a good-looking girl.”
Earlier in 2016 the director of the movie, Karan Johar himself admitted that he would have changed the plot of the film if he had to remake it during today’s time because of the s*xism in it.
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