Gehraiyaan is about the power of love, lust and longing: Karan Johar


Filmmaker Karan Johar on Thursday talked about his upcoming dwelling manufacturing Gehraiyaan might maybe seem as an infidelity drama alternatively it’s primarily a deep dive into the lives of complex characters.

Billed as a drama about “complex current relationships”, Gehraiyaan stars Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday and Dhairya Karwa.

The film is directed by Shakun Batra, most bright known for steering the severely-acclaimed 2016 household drama Kapoor & Sons, which was furthermore produced by Johar through his banner Dharma Productions.

The film’s first trailer, which was launched on Thursday, supplies a behold on the intellectual and chaotic lives of four characters, played by Padukone, Chaturvedi, Panday and Karwa.

Johar talked about that the trailer handiest scratches the skin of the core memoir and the film has powerful extra to give.

“We’re expressing our syntax, introducing you to complex, crooked and intricate characters. The trailer scratches the skin but there’s arrangement extra than meets the observe. On the face of it, you might maybe think it’s a film about infidelity-primarily based relationships alternatively it’s some distance not any longer moral that. It’s talking about so powerful extra, picks and penalties of so powerful extra,” Johar talked about at some level of the digital trailer commence tournament.

The filmmaker talked about Gehraiyaan is with out a doubt one of its kind.

“It’s some distance a film that you simply would possess no longer considered. It’s some distance a film about the ability of adore, lust and longing by the millennials and how they react to adore, lust and longing and how it’s about the picks that they are able to accomplish. Infrequently lust takes precedence over adore, most frequently adore takes the bashing for its innocence,” Johar talked about.

Batra talked about his film is slightly different from past movies equivalent to Shah Rukh Khan-Rani Mukherji’s Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and Yash Chopra’s 1976 characteristic Kabhie Kabhie, which furthermore dealt with the theme of infidelity.

“In these motion images what continuously broken-the total arrangement down to happen is we broken-the total arrangement down to communicate about finding a soul mate after which name it infidelity. I don’t think adore tales or relationships happen love that. It’s no longer infidelity beneath the garb of finding the one or finding the factual adore.

“We’re seeking to realise and uncover relationships that are outdoors the frail boundaries. In recently’s time how relationships unravel recently, it’s of us taking a behold at adore in a different way, it’s some distance not any longer continuously finding the one but what you feel in the second,” Batra added.

The 39-year-veteran director, who has became producer with this film, expressed gratitude to Johar for supporting his imaginative and prescient.

“He’s an incredible mentor. Now we possess spoken about tales that step out of the frail romance from the first time we began to communicate about motion images. Tackle over time has been oversimplified in Hindi motion images and we spoke about how it was time to behold at extra complex relationships that step into the grey. And here’s what the strive is with ‘Gehraiyaan’,” Batra talked about.

The director credited the solid for supporting the film wholeheartedly and seeing it for what it’s.

“We were very obvious we wished to leer a relationship with out the lens of judgment and Deepika saw it love that. She was the first particular person to close aid on board. Then Ananya, Sid and Dhariya came about. Then COVID-19 shoot. We had a curler coaster dart. We had multiple schedules. It’s my COVID toddler,” he talked about.

Padukone talked about she continuously wished to work with Batra for a film.

“I be aware Shakun messaging me and asserting I primarily possess this film I was in London shooting for ’83’ and he came down. Shakun was most with out a doubt on my checklist. My husband retains asserting Shakun and I would accomplish an high-quality film.

“My relationship goes aid to 2015 when we were attending an award characteristic and through colleagues we were introduced and we take to each and every other straight away, irrespective of whether or no longer we accomplish a film or no longer. I knew it would happen and it’s some distance not any longer one thing I had to pursue, these issues happen when they are alleged to happen. I be aware asserting I made a friend for lifestyles,” she talked about.

Gehraiyaan is a valorous film, Padukone added.

Deepika Padukone in Gehraiyaan. (Photograph: Prime Video)

“We allotment a relationship of honesty and have confidence and we possess promised to each and every different that it’s how it will be. Also that is explanation why we were in a position to accomplish such a valorous film which potential of he had have confidence in me and I had faith in him. I don’t think I ever doubted his sensibility.”

Pandey furthermore expressed her excitement to be directed by Batra, who’s with out a doubt one of her dream directors.

“When Shakun and Ayesha urged me the memoir, I went to the washroom and didn’t near in 20 minutes and so they gave the influence unnerved. However I was anxious this mission came to me. Shakun was on my bucket checklist and I was so joyful and anxious that he wished to work with me. It has been my biggest blessing,” Pandey talked about.

Identical was the case with Gully Boy neatly-known particular person Siddhant Chaturvedi.

He recalled meeting Batra over the script narration and talked about he was blown away by the memoir.

“There were no second suggestions. The handiest ingredient was I didn’t know the arrangement I was going to enact it which potential of we had no longer considered one thing love this. There was no reference level to the persona. That’s when I knew we had to enact it,” Chaturvedi talked about.

Karwa, who has acted in blockbusters equivalent to Uri: The Surgical Strike and 83, talked about he couldn’t possess asked for the next opportunity to play a lead characteristic in a film.

“It’s stress-free. It’s extra than a film. I couldn’t possess asked for additional. First time in the lead and there is a lot of responsibility on you. However when of us love you all, Shakun, Deepika, making you joyful it takes away the total tension. I most neatly-liked each and every second of it. I hope I primarily possess performed justice,” the actor talked about.

Also starring Naseeruddin Shah and Rajat Kapur in pivotal roles, Gehraiyaan is scheduled to be launched on February 11 on streaming service Prime Video.

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