Netflix’s Lust Stories, which features four anthologies directed by Indian filmmakers Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Deebakar Banerjee, has been raking up controversies since its release. The latest buzz is that Lata Mangeshkar’s family members are apparently upset with Karan Johar for using the singer’s song in the climax scene.
Hailed as the ‘nightingale‘ of India, Lata Mangeshar, whose singing career has spanned over five decades, has sung many iconic songs and one of them being the titular song of KJo’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
The song was used by Johar in the hilarious climax scene of Lust Stories, where Kiara Advani orgasming while using a vibrator in front of her in-laws was one of the most unforgettable scenes of the film. However, Mangeshkar’s family members are pretty upset with Johar who feel that the song was inappropriate for the “embarrassing situation”.
According to a report in India Today, one of Mangeshkar’s family members talked to a leading daily and said, “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 forKabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham He said it was a dream come true. Why turn the dream song into a nightmare now? Lata Mangeshkar has been kept in the dark about the use of her song in such a scene. 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.
Johar’s anthology is about a young teacher Megha (Kiara Advani), who marries Paras (Vicky Kaushal), after much insistence from her family. The movie shows Paras unable to sexually satisfy his wife, forcing Megha to use vibrator for orgasm but the whole thing messes up when a helpless Megha masturbates in front of her husband and mother-in-law unbeknownst to them.