This tribute was written in 2016 by Karan Johar in Aseem Chhabra's book, Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star.
If I am a product of nepotism, fine. If the talent I've launched is a sign of nepotism, fine. But I'm not alone. You are doing it too. With your headlines, in your political parties, in a thousand industries across the country.
I hated having to sit there and declare my "nationalism" and what should constitute it.
Why are we indoctrinated to see perfectly natural things as embarrassing or awkward or unfit for public discourse?
People say the strangest things. And when you're well known, they become even stranger. I swear this is true.
I don't get reality, I have no interest in it, I can't bear projecting reality. I like rich people. I like beautiful people. That's my problem. DEAL.WITH.IT.
Yes, I am a liar. A compulsive, chronic liar. And I will lay good odds that you are too!
Infidelity is becoming an accepted reality right now. Everyone knows, no one judges. I suppose few can since there is just so much of it. Everywhere.
Is the payoff underwhelming for everything that goes into getting it? Sexting? Tinder? Grinder? All that effort for just five minutes?
What gets my goat is the misogyny therein, the sexism that's so rampant. The ability to hurt and wound.
Rarely do mainstream stars step out of their comfort zones to do films that reflect reality, now you're scaring away those that do.