Karan Johar Apologises For Bollywood Item Numbers
KalingaTV News Network
Mumbai: Renowned filmmaker Karan Johar has apologized for Bollywood’s item numbers and owned to his mistake as well.
In an interview with the women’s platform SheThePeople.TV, Karan said, “The moment you put a woman in the centre and a thousand men looking at her lustingly, it’s setting the wrong example. As a film maker I have made those mistakes and I will never do it again.”
The filmmaker also spoke about the industry’s flawed notion of stalking women and how films have fabricated it as love.
“Films set the fabric of our times. They can be immensely impressionable. When you show a man chasing a woman, it seems passionate in love but it could amount to stalking. When you show a man being abusive to a woman, you think he is being angry but no, he is being wrong. Things you show on celluloid sometimes set a template. So we as filmmakers need to be very responsible,” he stated.
At times filmmakers don’t realise that they have some unsaid moral responsibilities because what they show to thousands of people make a huge impact and item numbers are something we seriously need to take a look at, he added.