Karan Johar explains how Indian elections are Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, DDLJ and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai


Filmmaker Karan Johar is known for asking tough questions and exposing his guests on Koffee With Karan their weaknesses. He often succeeds in getting powerful headlines from his guests’ replies.

Karan Johar

On Saturday, Karan was hosting at an award function organised by The Economic Times. Speaking at the event, Karan drew a remarkable parallel between Indian elections and hit films made by him. His comparison left the audience in splits but none could differ with the famous filmmaker.

Karan said, “Indian elections have bigger audience than my movies. They have more song and dance than Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and more costume changes than Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Throughout elections sab ko Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Politicians look at voters and sigh Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Voters look at politicians and say Kal Ho Na Ho.”

He didn’t end here. He went on to add that all politicians in India projected themselves as Kurban  promising to walk down Agnipath for people. “And every election means that I can new general knowledge questions to guests on Koffee With Karan like who’s India’s prime minister and my guests answer ‘perhaps Devendra Fadnavis’.”

Karan continued to regale the audience with his with even later on. While introducing Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, he described him a minister who managed two things that were key part of lot of films, railgadi and kala patthar. 

Karan Johar’s interesting comparison of Indian elections with his movies comes at a time India is facing crucial assembly polls in five key states including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram. The country will go to Lok Sabha polls next year.

Karan’s comments are a serious indictment on India’s much-maligned politicians, showing their acting skills in fooling ordinary public.


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