Why has Karan Johar’s friendship with Kajol gone sour?

Do old friendships break up once one friend gets married? Like it happened with Kajol and Karan Johar? He announced at his book launch yesterday that chapter is closed.

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IshanLakhina
June 7, 2017

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Anonymous July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am
shifa June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Yes it does, losing a pal is easier than putting up with a sulking spouse…sad but true

shifa June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

it does almost always, you can’t really hang out with a pal if your spouse is sulking at home. sad but true

U June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Yes. Marriage does changes equations and we prioritise. So many friendships end. I have personally experienced both. Some friends m9ve away. Some get married and his/her spouse is addition to the tribe. In case of KJo and Kajol… cant say its marriage vs friendship. There is bitterness, but i think they hv bn friends for this long time, they would sort things out.

Lokesh June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Depends on sooooo many things!! On the depth of one’s friendship. On your spouse mostly. On how well your friend and spouse get along? And mostly how objective you can be when caught between love and friendship? *p*

Neha June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

I think it gets a little difficult to maintain the balance between a friendship and marriage. Specially in the starting stage of being married. Marriage in the start, needs a lot of investment in terms of emotions and time. Friends therefore feel left out. *p*It would have been great if both Karan and Kajol would have had patience and understanding. Then the relationship might have been saved. Even though the relationship today has gone stale, I hope they get back to being close again.

PrernaWahi June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

I feel your question has 2 parts. One is in reference to the example you gave. Celebrity relationships and friendships are never permanent. They keep changing depending on the phase of life of the people involved, status, success and need. They are also hugely impacted by the new person, particularly spouse coming in like we read about Farah khan and SRK equation once she got married and now this. *p**p*However, for common people like us, I feel it is not as often but it surely happens. Many a times, your spouse may not get along with your existing friends. But I feel that ones friendship needn’t break on that count. If the friendship was real, the two can work out an arrangement to meet without spouses and still remain friends. However, it’s a different thing altogether if one moves on, no longer cherishes that friendship and drifts apart.

arushichaudhary June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Marriage doesn’t necessarily hamper one’s personal relationships and equations. Or at least, it shouldn’t. Having said that, as you build a life, and get busy with your personal and professional commitments, there is little scope left to deal with taxing friendships. Phony relationships may fizzle away in the process but true friendships always stand the test of time.

Naufal Khan June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

The break in their relationship is a sign of how Kajol is a selfish person who works to her own benefit. She gave up her friendship to appease some issue that lies between herself and Ajay. That is so clear as day. Sometimes there is a need to take stock of oneself on the inside and when you do this you need to stand up for yourself and your friends as they added value to your life before any man was there. This is looking at it from the point of how Kajol felt it was ok to slam Karan over the allegations of the film. Then the other side to look at it from is that Karan is clearly not a good friend especially if he would be the one to drag her name in conversation with other actors. If that was the case then Kajol should have stood up to him and confronted him about it with out any fear but she left it to be handled by Ajay. That was not on, she should have stood up to 1. her husband to not get involved and 2. handled it herself. *p**p*It seems she has regressed in her role as a strong individual to take a role of the traditional Indian wife that doesn’t answer back to her husband. I wouldn’t be surprised that Ajay has anger issues too.

Rakhijain June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Friendship is a large hearted relation. You adopt your friend’s friend too. Primarily Vasopressin dominated which is calm. *p*Romance and marriage are passionate- territorial, insecure, jealous and violent. Oxytocin driven, not ready to share the attention of your love interest with anyone. Much less a potential competition. *p*The comfort with friends often makes partners feel left out and ignored. This is the reason the thicker a friendship is, more likely it is to be suspected.

Jeeta June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

When there’s a conflict of interest friendship needs to be rock solid to survive that. In his book he has written his movie and Kajol’s husband’s movie released together and the promo led to some Twitter bickering etc. It is normal for a person to side with their spouse hence the friend obviously get hurt. Everyone is helpless in this scenario*p*

Andy June 8, 2017 - 8:55 am

Celebrity friendships, relationships are different than normal friendships. The life in show biz, relationships and break ups and patch ups are mostly plastic, fake and need based. There could be any reason why they both broke up and finally closed the chapter, was Kajol friend only till she was in films , Ajay Devgun / Devgan a possessive husband or anything but in normal relationships things / equations do change after marriage. Yes they do change, not necessarily break unless it’s more than just friendship.*p**p*I think it’s mostly because of the time factor. In the early months of marriage it’s the romance that takes the time and then the new responsibilities, new roles and then parenting. Friendships take a back seat but don’t necessarily die. Frequency decreases and increases with time and need, and at the end of the day human relationships have an element of selfishness somewhere which reflects in all relationships, friendship included.

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