From chopping off Fawad Khan's scenes in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to convincing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for her sensuous scenes in the film, Karan Johar tells it all, in his latest interview with Firstpost.
When asked about how did he convince Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for this film, he told, "Aishwarya Rai understood the role and had complete faith in me. She's a thorough professional and she understood that if anyone would project her with this kind of aesthetic it would be me. We've known each other for over 20 years. She knows my work. These things were not even brought up."
Karan On Ranbir-Aishwarya's Romance
Karan further added, "She knew the end result would be dignified, and you may point a finger at the film's screenplay, a loophole perhaps, the instinct you have about a character but not a single finger can be pointed at the visualisation of the love and romance between Ranbir and Aishwarya."
Why Didn't He Convince Aishwarya For Kissing Ranbir?
When Karan was asked why didn't he convince Aishwarya for kissing Ranbir in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, he told, "I didn't want to. There was just a moment of aesthetic sensuality in the film that was done with dignity and grace."
Karan Reveals The Reason..
He said, "I didn't want to make it about anything else other than what the relationship was. When you show two major stars in a lip lock, the reportage is so much greater than what you show that it takes away from the core emotion you're trying to project through a character. It's ridiculous."
'I Never Asked It Of Her'
"She did not say she had a problem. I never asked it of her. I'm just saying the moment you make big movie stars kiss it becomes so big in such a stupid and idiotic way in this day and age, so I feel it's better not to get into it at all," added Karan.
Did Karan Cut Down Fawad's Role In ADHM?
When asked about the same, Karan said, "Not at all. When people say that I find it so silly. His exact screen time is nine minutes, but even if he was there for 15, the protests would not have been any less. I didn't cut his role. This is all he was meant to do in the film."
Are ADHM Characters Of Indian Origin?
"They are Indians from Lucknow. A large part of Lucknow speaks very chaste Urdu, they're very cultured. People may interpret it however they want but to me they are characters from India," told Karan Johar.
While most of the moviegoers felt that Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Tamasha hangover and here's what Karan Johar has to say on the same:
"Tamasha I saw when we were shooting Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in London, and Ranbir never told me anything about it in reference. When I signed him, our initial apprehension was, oh it's a bit like Rockstar."
"And I said, "It's not about your musical journey. You are a singer but it's about your journey of love." What it had in common with Rockstar was the angst of both characters and that they were both singers. I knew there would be a comparison and I was okay with that because I knew that other things in the film would take over."