By Shubham Kulkarni May 25, 2021 

Karan Johar & The Evolution Of Women In His Universe: Kajol’s Anjali To Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Saba To Kiara Advani’s Megha

Today as he celebrates his birthday, let’s look at some of his most amazing films and how women in his universe evolved through them.

There was a Kajol who was made to marry at her father’s funeral without her consent

KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM (2001)

There was Poo (Kareena Kapoor) who ruled everyone with her saas. So the battle was 15 per cent won! Let’s, be real, not that Poo suffices any purpose with all that influence.

They cannot be dumb while men dictate their lives. In Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta he created ladies with distinct voices.

KABHI ALVIDA NAA KEHNA (2006)

There was a silent battle that Rani played throughout, and she was at par with Shah Rukh Khan in the same.

Kajol’s Mandira has to be one of my most favourite Johar female characters. She had layers to her.

MY NAME IS KHAN (2010)

You would expect me to talk about Alizeh here, but no. While I loved the way Anushka Sharma portrayed her, and the fact she had the authority over her life, but somewhere it did not reach a conclusion.

AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL (2016)

I would rather talk about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Saba, a woman as mystic and cryptic as a dream.

Kiara Advani’s character in Lust Stories openly craved for her s*xual satisfaction, and it is a topic somebody needed to address.

LUST STORIES (2018)