In Bed with Bollywood

12.    Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee in ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ (2006) –
A man and a woman, both married, rent a hotel room and spend a night of passion, finally giving in to their extra-marital impulses. Karan Johar was probably ashamed of his neo-con family entertainers and so took this film a notch above the chastity belt he was imposing on his audiences. Nonetheless, it broke a certain threshold for Bollywood after its heyday in the ‘80s (see Parveen Babi and Marc Zuber in ‘Yeh Nazdeekiyan’ earlier)


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