Of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and the traditional woman

We prefer traditional, steriotypical roles, especially for women, don’t we?
The famed film KKHH is not stranger to these stereotypes. Read from the horses mouth (or rather Karan Johar’s), reported by The News Minutes.com
“It was ridiculous of me to have done that,” Johar said of Kajol’s transformation from a tomboy to a feminine character in the movie.
TNM Staff| Monday, December 5, 2016 – 18:04

Eighteen years after his directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, filmmaker Karan Johar has apologised for the “transformation” of Anjali (Kajol’s character in the film) from a tomboy to suit more conventional notions of how a woman ought to look, The Times of India reported.

In the movie- also starring Shah Rukh Khan Rani Mukerji- Anjali, a chilled-out tomboy with short hair, only gets the hero’s love years later after she transforms into a long-haired “traditional” beauty draped in monochrome saris with slippery pallus!

At an interactive session with Filmfare editor Jitesh Pillai, Johar said, “It was ridiculous of me to have done that. Shabana Azmi called me after she watched the movie and asked why was it that Anjali found only rejection when she had short hair and played basketball, and later, when she was shown as a sari-wearing, feminine woman with long hair, she finds love.”

“It was really stupid. I apologise,” http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/18-years-later-karan-johar-apologises-anjali-s-transformation-kuch-kuch-hota-hai-53880

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