In a recent event, Karan Johar spoke about how its difficult to find love and even opened up about his failed experience on a dating app.
Karan Johar’s films are all about romance and friendship, however, the filmmaker confessed that it’s really tough to find love in real life. In a recent event, Karan was speaking about completing 25 years in the business. As he discussed his first film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, he spoke about how relationships and their struggles have changed over the years. He also mentioned how today, young people face a more ‘turbulent’ break-up than earlier times.
Karan was talking at the Bollywood Hungama OTT India Fest and revealed how he has never been on a dating app to find love. In the same breath, he did confess that he had downloaded Raya, a membership-based dating app, as he was told it had people from the entertainment industry. “But every time I ticked someone, but they didn’t tick me back. They did not respond. I faced multiple rejections,” he shared.
The filmmaker added that he assumed people thought it was a fake account and hence never responded. Having faced many rejections, he decided to leave the app. He added with a smirk, “I had a really.. like I felt an inferiority. I was quite lenient also, ticking away but there was no correspondence.”
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Karan Johar then shared how it’s really difficult to find love, “Find someone one can relate to and be compassionate and compatible.” He added that everyone’s struggles are the same. He then laughed at how people often tell everyone to ‘put yourself out there’. He questioned, “But where is that ‘there’? I have looked for that but don’t know where to go.”
Karan added that he travels the world and is quite ‘affable and social’ and makes a point to meet people of different cultures and professions. He added, “It’s damn easy to say… I have been looking for that there.. in case someone knows, please send me the address.”
Recently, in an interview with Mid-Day, Karan Johar had spoken candidly about his heartbreak. The filmmaker said that he wouldn’t wish this experience on anybody. He also revealed that the person in question is still a part of his ecosystem, and that he treats them as family, but specifically said that they don’t belong to the film industry. Karan said that he has been on dates both virtual and in person since the pandemic, but none of those meetings progressed to a more meaningful stage.
Karan Johar’s production company was recently honoured with the National Award for Shershaah. He also returned to direction earlier this year with Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. The filmmaker will also return as the host of Koffee with Karan 8.
Karan Johar, known and loved for his movies centered around love and friendship, delved into the subject of the intricacies of finding love in the real world. This revelation came as he celebrated an astounding 25 years in the industry, reflecting on his debut directorial masterpiece 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' and how finding love in today's world is so much more different than it used to be.
Karan Johar shared his thoughts during the event, shedding light on the vast difference that was found in finding love over the years. He expressed that the present generation faces more challenges during breakups than their predecessors.
One interesting aspect of his disclosure was his venture into the world of dating apps. Yes, dating apps. Karan admitted that despite his fame and standing in the entertainment industry, he had never explored a dating app to find love. However, he decided to give it a try and downloaded Raya, a dating app known for its exclusive user base, including individuals who are celebrities.
With a touch of self-deprecating humour, Karan shared the hurdles he encountered on the app. "But every time I swiped right, there was no match. I faced multiple rejections," he candidly revealed.
The filmmaker speculated that potential matches on the app might have considered his profile a fake account, leading to the lack of responses. Faced with numerous setbacks, Karan Johar decided to bid farewell to the dating app with a wry smile. "I felt a bit of insecurity. I was quite generous with my swipes, but there was no reciprocity," he added.
Karan went on to question In a lighthearted yet thought-provoking manner, the ubiquitous advice to "put yourself out there" Karan added, “Find someone one can relate to and who is compassionate and compatible.” He added that everyone’s struggles are the same. He then laughed at how people often tell everyone to ‘put yourself out there’. He questioned, “But where is that ‘there’? I have looked for that but don’t know where to go.