Filmmaker Karan Johar admitted in a recent interview that he was ‘messed up’ withwhen it came to relationships and love. Speaking to Twinkle Khanna on Tweak India, he said that he had fallen into the pattern of pursuing people who did not reciprocate his feelings and despite therapy, he has not been able to resolve this problem.
The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director said that he feels responsible only to his mother and children now and never wants to ‘bring anyone in’. “I never say never, but I have never been in a solid relationship in all my 50 years. There have been fleeting instances that I felt could have been a relationship, but it never came to fruition. I’m the first to run out. I also feel like I’m really messed up in that department.”
He added that he falls for people who aren’t really into him. “The moment someone is really into me, I take the first flight out. It’s a big problem. I’ve talked to therapists and psychologists and I’ve been in sessions about why I’m this person who doesn’t want love in one’s life. The moment love becomes intense, I start to feel trapped… like I have to get out of this zone. The moment I don’t have that love, I start chasing it.” He said that he was very awkward with expressions of affection, and said that many of his childhood problems have affected him as an adult.
Karan had earlier briefly discussed his relationship on Koffee with Karan and said that Varun Dhawan had helped him through a difficult time. However, he did not reveal the name of the person or give more hints about his relationship.
On the work front, Karan returns to the director’s chair with his film, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, which stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Shabana Azmi, Dharmendra and Jaya Bachchan. He also announced a new action movie on his birthday.