Sat, 03 Jul 2010 22:03:50 GMT | By Raj Narayan

I Too Hate Love Stories!

MSN's incisive dissection of Punit Malhotra's 'I Hate Luv Storys'

I Too Hate Love Stories!

There is no denying that Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar have given Bollywood a brand of irreverence that came as a breath of fresh air in what was a claustrophobic environs prevalent in Tinsel Town during the 1980s and much of the 1990s. The tongue-firmly-in-cheek-humour at award nites and the repartee-filled sitcoms on television was a novelty to the audience who were fed on propriety and were probably fed up of it. However, all this laughter also caused some sneers amongst the believers in Bollywood's hierarchy of superstars, stars and actors. But, Messrs SRK & K-Jo couldn't care less!

For, they believed that laughing at themselves absolved them of their laughing-at-others act. In the past Karan Johar, who can be credited with creating candy-floss and popcorn romance of the Archie comics variety, used self-deprecation to telling effect in the movies he produced. It did make the audience laugh to see the producer being laughed at. But, in true businessman style, it was Karan himself who laughed the loudest... on his way to the bank. His latest offering though makes one squirm as the fresh air might just be slowly turning foul.

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