Karan Johar is always known for wearing his heart on his sleeves. He never minces his words, be it about any issue. Recently, the noted filmmaker came out in support of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas who have always been the target of vicious trolls on social media. For the uninitiated, Priyanka is 10 years elder to her fiancé Nick, which has been perpetually trolled by the netizen over the last few months. Taking a stand for the couple, KJo said age is nothing but a number for the couple.
In an interview to a leading channel, Karan Johar lent his support to Priyanka Chopra and his fiancé Nick Jonas. He said, “Relationships should not be about that. I am very liberal and progressive about these things. I have never thought, 'Oh, your man should be older than you.' Why? Why should we say these things?"
As per the Love Guru of Bollywood, compatibility mattered more than age. He said, “If you find compatibility and you find a relationship of comfort, who cares who's older than whom?"
The filmmaker also questioned who made the norm that a woman should be younger than her man. He said, “Sometimes, I have heard members of my family say things like 'Arre, woh toh badi hai.' What does that mean?"
Karan Johar pointed out some flaws in our conventions that needed to be called out. He added that a woman older than her man could actually be a good thing. “Sometimes, I think that is the saving grace of the relationship. Sometimes the maturity that a woman brings to the table, I think it can actually make sure that the relationship has a strong binding. So, I really don't buy all these things, it doesn't make sense to me.”
In fact, Nick Jonas has once hinted that he’s indeed inclined towards older women. A couple of years ago on Andy Cohen’s show, he revealed why he likes older women. When a fan asked what is the oldest woman he would date, he laughed and said, “I wouldn't put a limit on it. The oldest person I have taken on a date was about 35."
The 25-year-old musician also explained that he was clearly more into older women because they know what they want.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got engaged in August this year in a hush-hush ceremony at the actress Juhu residence. The couple got engaged in a traditional Indian ceremony in the presence of their parents and close friends. They are scheduled to tie the knot sometime in 2019.