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A Broken Heart Makes A Good Actor: Karan Johar

Film director, producer, screenwriter, and costume designer Karan Johar (popularly known as KJO) says that a good actor must have had a wrecked heart because only then it is possible for the actor to perform the way one does on celluloid.

Karan Johar is all set for his approaching radio show, “Calling Karan Season 2”. The show is based on speaking about love and relationships at the launch of Ishq 104.8 FM on Monday. During the opening of “Calling Karan Season 2,” Karan expressed his views on love and relationships. Imtiaz Ali, Rannvijay Singh, and Neha Dhupia were other celebrities that were present in the event.

It was during a panel discussion, where Karan Johar talked about the importance of a heartbreak in an actor’s performance; how real-life heartbreak helps an actor to become a better artist. “I think actors who have not had heartbreak will not perform the way they are required. If you are a good actor then you must have had a heartbreak. It’s not possible otherwise for you to depict certain kind and amount of emotion on the celluloid.”

“Sometimes your eyes too, depict your heart’s tale and many of them, whose eyes speak volumes, they have been through that journey in their life,” the film director said.

The filmmaker is acknowledged for blockbuster romantic films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), for which he has received the Filmfare Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. He has also directed the blockbuster romantic movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001); and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). He added another milestone in his basket with My Name Is Khan (2010), and this movie flaunts the romance of popular on-screen pair SRK-Kajol while stirring the spirit of patriotism and religion-based discriminations. This movie won him his second Filmfare Award in the “Best Director” category. These films besides others have documented him as one of the foremost director-producers of the Bollywood Industry.

When Karan was asked, if he gives reference to the callers of his films while addressing their issues on the show, he replied “No…no…what we show in movies is ridiculous. You cannot possibly ruin people’s life by giving those kinds of situations.”

Karan Johar has been quite instrumental in many budding stars’ life as they were launched by him, the way he did for Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, and Varun Dhawan through “Student of the Year”. His work experience spans for two decades or more now, and an input from this experience director does count. Heartbreak can actually bring in the essence of emotions; hence improving the performance of the actors.