Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is currently in Goa for the 54th International Film Festival of India, confessed that the song ‘Ishq Wala Love’ from Student of The Year, ‘made no sense.’ The director revealed how music composers Vishal and Shekhar reacted to the song title and said that they were traumatised.
Karan, who was praising GenZ, said, “Even the way they (GenZ) love, Jab woh pyaar karte hai na, woh pyaar nahi hota woh ishq hota hai. And that’s why I think we should acknowledge that GenZ is a power. And let me tell you, they will walk into this next phase of their life, and lead this country in the best possible way.”
When the moderator mentioned ‘Ishq wala love’, Karan immediately said, “It made no sense. It made absolutely no sense. I remember so many parody videos were made and TVF started their career with a parody video of ‘Ishq Wala Love. They kept saying things like ‘black wala kaala,’and laal wala red’ and it was actually ridiculous. It made no sense.” However, Karan added, “But I feel jo baat jab aap ‘ishq’ bolte ho na, woh baat love mai nahi hota. Ishq just means a higher form of love for me.”
The actor recalled Vishal and Shekhar’s reaction to the song and said, “I told Vishal and Shekhar ‘Ishq wala love’ and they looked really traumatised. They said, ‘Karan you do know these are the same things, right?’ I said no, I am just looking at it with flamboyance.”