For those who have seen Karan Johar’s short-film in the 4-tiered omnibus Lust Stories about a newly married wife who finds her sexual satisfaction in her own hands, the use of the iconic title song from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in Kiara Advani’s crucial climax scene has come as a surprise.
The offending scene involves the character’s vibrator getting activated as Lataji’s iconic song plays in the background.
Speaking on behalf of the distinguished family, an irate family member asks, “Why did Karan Johar use Lata Didi’s immortal song in such an embarrassing situation? I still remember how ecstatic Karan was when Didi had recorded the song for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. He said it was a dream come true. Why turn the dream song into a nightmare now?”
Viewers may remember that the song was filmed on Jaya Bachchan and is regarded as a sacred anthem on the virtues of a joint family.
Angry and upset, the Mangeshkar clan’s representative says they’ve withheld this blasphemous use of the song from Lataji. “At her age we don’t want to expose her to this kind of ugly desecration of her song. But we (Mangeshkars) wonder why he needed to use a bhajan-like song sung in the most revered voice of Lataji to show his heroine in an orgasmic state. He could have used any other song.”