When Karan Johar revealed why he’s given up on marriage: ‘I’m not being cynical, I’m being practical’ | Bollywood

Celebrated filmmaker Karan Johar celebrates his 52nd anniversary of birth. Renowned for crafting iconic love stories such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and the recent Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, his personal take on romance often captures attention. Reflecting on his relationship status in a chat with Firstpost back in 2018, Karan shared insights on his decision to steer clear of matrimony. (Also see – Star-studded affair: Karan Johar’s grand 52nd birthday celebration with Bollywood luminaries like Kajol, Farah Khan, and Anil Kapoor in Mumbai, captured in snapshots)

Cineaste Karan Johar turns 52

Karan’s Perspective on Marriage

During the interaction, Karan was questioned about his stance on marriage given the changing legal climate, to which he responded with candor, “It’s past the appropriate time for me. At 46, plunging into a relationship isn’t feasible. It’s not a matter of skepticism but practicality. With my mother and children claiming a share of my time, I don’t see how a spousal commitment could fit in. It’s not about forgoing one for the other but rather about prioritizing my bonds with my creative pursuits. And now, I embrace being in a relationship with myself, which truly doesn’t accommodate the intrusion of another,” Karan articulated.

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Insights Into Karan’s Romantic Side

Only occasionally does Karan unveil facets of his romantic life. His 2016 venture, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which he himself termed as profoundly personal, portrays the pains of one-sided affection, starring the likes of Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai, and Fawad Khan.

Karan embraced fatherhood through surrogacy in 2017, welcoming twins Yash and Roohi. He commemorates his father, esteemed producer Yash Johar, who succumbed to cancer in 2004, through his son’s name. Presently, Karan, his twins, and his mother, Hiroo Johar, have made a home in Mumbai.

In his professional realm, Karan most recently helmed the heartwarming film Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, which features names like Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. Celebrating his 52nd birthday, Karan has also given fans a sneak peek at the script for his forthcoming, yet-to-be-titled directorial project.

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