Kajol opens up about how DDLJ and K3G changed the perception of Karwa Chauth; says, “They have spoilt Karwa Chauth for all men and women”.

Written by on July 5, 2023

Known for speaking her heart out, Kajol recently described as to how her Hindi films changed the way people perceived Karwa Chauth. For the unversed, Karwa Chauth is an Indian Punjabi ritual where women fast for the long life of their husbands and break the fast only when after moon rise. Opening up about how the festival has now become a glamorous, Kajol opened up about Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham are a few films, which set the trend of dressing up and celebrating the festival in style.

In a recent interview, Kajol recalled the Karwa Chauth scene in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The iconic Bollywood film, which was also remade in Hollywood, featured a scene where Kajol aka Simran insists on fasting for her beloved Raj and challenges that he will be the one breaking her fast by giving her water. The scene is considered to be one of the most romantic scenes in Bollywood. On the other hand, her film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham also gives a sneak peek into preparations for the festival and also describes how the festival also plays an important role in the relation of a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law.

In the interview with Humans of Bombay, Kajol revealed that many have told her that these films have ruined the festival for them. She said, “Karwa Chauth in K3G and DDLJ has spoilt Karwa Chauth for all men and women. Now they have to wear good clothes. Earlier, it was just a simple ceremony. Suddenly Karwa Chauth became this big function, a fashion deal where everyone has to get dressed. Women have to wear jewellery, poori dukaan ban kar baith jaao bas (like a Christmas tree they have to get dressed). Bhookh bhi chalegi (its okay even if we stay hungry) as long as you are looking good while you are starving,”

Interestingly both the films featured Kajol fasting for Shah Rukh Khan. Talking about her current work commitments, Kajol is gearing up for her web series debut with The Trial – Pyaar, Kanoon, Dhoka.

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