"Of course, it’s a small matter that Ranbir Kapoor’s nuanced performance was one of the most extraordinary portrayals of a leading character well in touch with his feminine side. Look at the film again — look at his babydoll dance; his bag when he’s at the airport (d.. moreid anyone even notice?); his gait at Alizeh’s wedding; the mehendi on his hands; his pretending to be a bride; his easy tears; his non-embrace of a macho indifference in the face of tumult. Karan Johar’s obvious influence is strong here, but it’s easy to miss when you’re looking for ways to rip apart a Bollywood love fantasy. In fact, it has been reduced to characterising Ayan as a man-child. Five years ago we would have said 'kitna rota hai, ladki ke jaise'. Irony?"
"I won't say if I am satisfied but yes, I am definitely very happy. I think being satisfied is a very dangerous place for an artist to be. Early in my career, I used to feel the need to be satisfied. It was a time when I was constantly restless. But now as I've matured profe.. moressionally,I have realized that being satisfied isn't a good thing.
At this point in my career, I should not be satisfied. Because if I do, there is going to be a big fall. And it's quite easy to slip into that zone of comfortable contentment – I am aware that I am surrounded by people who aren't going to stop me if I am become easily content which is exactly why I want to keep going."
Alizeh, a heart-warming and uplifting track, defines the beautiful bond of love, friendship and everything that comes in between.
This charmingly sweet tune, has been composed by Pritam and the lyrics have been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
The soulful voices of Arijit.. more Singh, Ash King and Shashwat Singh make this one of the most delightful songs of the album.
"I don’t hold on to anything, and I have never understood this question: “Why?” Why is there no bench scene? Why doesn’t Rani Mukerji love Abhishek Bachchan in Kabhi Alvida…? What is the answer? Because she doesn’t. That’s all. Why is Ranbir Kapoor relentless i.. moren his pursuit of Anushka? Why can’t he move on? He doesn’t. That’s all. There’s no answer to why. Now you can ask why he is flying a private jet and sharing a hotel room. There was a line that I edited out, from when they were discussing their Paris plans. She says, “Plane ka kharcha tumhara. Hotel ka mera. Aur khaana fifty-fifty.” There were jokes making the rounds, that only in a Hindi film will you find a man who owns a private jet doing all this."
A must read interview of Karan Johar with Baradwaj Rangan, where he talks about everything from his personal life, films, and controversies.
"Ae Dil Hai Mushkil had a good first week grossing around 78 crore nett in its first week which is the fifth highest first week collection of 2016. In terms of all time it is the 26th highest of all time. The biggest plus for the film is that it took an initial despite it be.. moreing pre Diwali so despite the film not really able to make any headway on Saturday and Sunday it still had a healthy weekend of nearly 35 crore nett."
"The way we speak in real life, that’s conversation. The way people in a certain kind of movie speak, that’s dialogue. Both kinds of exchange are present in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushil. The film opens with a gun-to-the-head dedication to the army that doesn’t fee.. morel all that misplaced. Romance, after all, is its own kind of war. Borders are breached. The heart mounts a defence. There’s the scoping out of territory, which is what the Urdu-couplet-spouting poet Saba does with wounded-in-love Ayan."
"Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is by far Karan Johar's best film to date: mature, sure-handed and thoroughly entertaining. It employs the devices of mainstream Bollywood, but does so with an acute awareness of exactly where to draw the line so as not to stray into overt bubblegum territory. "