Recently having written something about luxury in a person, I feel compelled to continue on the very line of thought. More so because I keenly observe & this person who exudes luxury totally takes me along to his dream world with his mere words, such that I am – a dreamer. After being introduced to luxury through my Grand Mum, as mentioned in my previous write-up, after a decade This is the person I want to keep looking at, listening to for the longest hours since his ways are nothing short of extra-ordinary. Though I also recall in this moment that I have also been so-totally-in-love & awed by the legend, Mr. Raj Kapoor & ever-so-charming, Mr. Shammi Kapoor post falling for my Grand Mum’s charm. Though, This man that I talk of is a living phenomenon I see today unlike the aforementioned.
Okay so it is not that This person, is the most physically attractive person I have ever seen, because there are innumerable such souls then, from Salman Khan to SRK to many others. And let me here say that I have been in love with Salman since Forever. That being said, when it is luxury we talk, This man surpasses all.
This man that I talk of has beautifully excelled all, in this regard & we call him as- Mr. Karan Johar.
He was majorly introduced to us through his love-sick, mushy movies which all us millennials totally fell in love with. And to me his movies- Oh Lord! (you have gotta see my expression, so dipped in love!). This man has evolved not only in his movies, through his movies, but also in the person that he is, which very well reflects in the way that he conducts himself. When he started off, he looked like a plump dunce (pardon please) & today he ignites every bit of the screen that he appears in. You call it his business acumen or whatever pleases you, but I call it his evolution through his efforts. You might call his ways effeminate, & so they are maybe to an extent, but then how does that make him any less enigmatic. He makes celluloid brilliance & then walks the ramp for Manish Malhotra & with such poise (the way he walked with such confidence, Lord it is captivating!), very well-knowing how he gets linked to his male BFFs & not dropping a dump to such comments. And please, if you see minutely, you must not see this as his arrogance or mere confidence but the ability to come out as he is, knowing he shall be called names. Despite it all, carrying on to be the same without giving a hoot. Let me remind you, when he de-tracked to the television arena with his Coffee with Karan (CwK) he not only aced it & made huge lumps of money (which no doubt he did) but also made us, as a society, more modern. While we were only just enjoying his CwK seasons, we did not pay heed to the fact that KJ, if I may address him as that, was revolutionizing all of us to be more modern-ly vocal about how we felt. His show was, or is, not just merely a show of entertainment but what brought, which he himself might not have gathered till date, pompousness & openness to our society in a major way. Flaunting became a trend like never-before. It was not just his star guests who started to dress better & classier, but also the audience in general. It became a luxury wave that KJ created that does not know death till date & might never as well know. He very openly reacted to his male connections, even though “conjectures”, in a positive manner passing on a message to the people that it is Okay to be with a slightly different orientation & also talk about it (in all fairness, please note I do not mean to imply anything more than he himself has ever portrayed). He has, through his one TV show taught us all to further ape Westernization (which we all love), though, in the correct manner i.e. we not only dress well but also talk well. And shedding hesitations! The platform of his show made him evolve as a person that reflected in any & every interaction of his with media. When we were watching his shows for entertainment, we were quietly getting positively revolutionized.
Why do I talk of KJ? Why?
Do I wish him to just know or to impress him? Or do I secretly wish to star in his movie (oops movies!). Just why?
Yes, of course, all of the above!
Which girl would not want to? I do too & (man!) I DREAM of dancing in his movies & why not, I know I am good & worth it. I drool when I look at him & his opulent movies. I think I am short of words & flooded with love-filled expressions when I think of his movies that transport me to another world, his world. I almost like breathe his movies, in the sense that I see them & I have to shake myself to come out of them. I have forever been tagged as filmi & honestly, I enjoy being called that. But is that why I write this piece? Hell No!
I write this because I wish to give credit to the efforts of a man, likes of whom are born in decades, who profusely inspires me in his own peculiar ways. I might not even exist for this man or for anyone for that matter, but I am certainly the one that gives him his due cause I feel like he deserves it. I feel that every human lives once (hum ek bar jeete hain..) & one must get his/ her due in this lifetime (‘coz ek din bik jaayega maati k mol, jag mein reh jaayengey pyaare tere bol..). If you are open & willing to accept him, he is not out there for his petty controversies or “nepotism” but to be the man he is today- a man who worked upon himself so much so that he came to rule not only the movies, the TV but also now, the FM radio. My God! I was bamboozled to hear that he’s not leaving this either. Just no stone unturned!
When you see him ramp walk on Manish Malhotra show with suave, when you hear him talk effortlessly, using capturing vocabulary making his eloquence ever so evident, when you see him dance on any dance show or when you look at the footwear he adorns, you know that a man has made himself into a Luxury brand.
He has created this paradigm shift.
We all have been following the celebrities we like since forever, but when did this paradigm shift take place, recall & you would know- KJ through his luxury-filled show & attitude made us taste style (created the palate) & fashion in a whole new way. He altered, not just his nepotis-ed celebs, but also us commoners.
Do I want him to read this & appreciate me? Maybe yes, that is for the latter. The former is a definite yes! I’d like him to just read, hear this one voice that says that all that he has done & attained in his life till date is loved by many.
And I want to thank him for how he beautifully not just transformed himself, but unknowingly maybe, left an ever-lasting impact on our young society. He has allowed his luxurious ways to be accessible to our young commoners through his show & attitude, and that, slowly & gradually with his gripping movies & CwK seasons & whatnot.
Okay please note that the above was what I wrote, if I recall right, back in 2018 when KJ was to appear in FM talk shows. *sigh* Hell! Life caught up & this piece of mine, close to my heart, laden with true emotions kept nudging me to come out in KJ’s view & here it is. Late, but better than never!
Well, not wanting to be termed blarney, hand on my heart I am compelled from within to write this personal outburst of emotions as a Part B since I have so much that I can write about KJ & just do not know where to stop. Especially since in all this time KJ has evolved even more & for better. It’s unfathomable. And my inkling to meet him, dance with him, have him read this piece in front of my eyes has grown enormously within me.
He’s this sensation to me that has an ever-flowing current within him. It stirs me within to do big & achieve bigger. I may not have achieved zilch but somehow, I share his passion & I see it, feel it every time I look at him. It seems I am an uber emotional soul like him with a mix of so many other things happy & not to skip the filmi keeda where the movie scene becomes our world which our writing also reflects (recently laid hands & started reading his book). Lord! I can go on. But maybe I save it for when I see him in flesh, if ever!
All I would like to say is more power to Mr. KJ- I know you know that you Rock. Just keep that going. Prayers for you.
Signing off with a trying-to-come-across-intellectual pic of mine like KJ shares all those quirky photos of his.
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Stolen from the Instagram page of Mr. KJ