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Karan Johar makes a come back at Kangana’s “nepotism” remark

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 7, 2017 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Posted: Mar 7, 2017 | Last Updated: 5 years ago


Kangana Ranaut seems to have triggered Karan Johar the wrong way with her ‘nepotism’ remark on his show Koffee with Karan some time back.

Kangana accused Karan of being “the flag-bearer of nepotism” on his show and he certainly gave it back to her, in flair, when he was asked for his opinion on the same topic during an interview with Anupama Chopra at the London School of Economics.

The fuming director claimed, “I am done with Kangana playing the woman and victim card.” He  pointed out how Kangana recurrently projected herself as a “victim…who has a sad story to tell”. He further added that if she has been terrorized by the industry and it is a debauched place as she claims it, she might as well “leave it”.

Countering Kangana’s ‘nepotism’ statement, Karan said, “She was my guest and I had to hear what she had to say. She has a right to have an opinion. When she says ‘flag bearer of Nepotism’, I just want to say to her, I am glad she knows what it all means. I don’t think she has understood the entire meaning of the term. What is nepotism… am I working with my nieces, nephews, daughters, cousins? And what about those 15 filmmakers, who are not from the film industry, who I have launched and who did the movies? That no one will talk about!”  When asked on twitter about the truth of the “Nepotism” statement, here is what he said.

He further made his point when he jagged out that he has launched filmmakers like Shashank Khaitan, Tarun Mansukhani, Shakun Batra and Punit Malhotra who didn’t come from any film background.

Many reasoned that he launched star kids like Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in his directorial ‘Student of the Year’. Taking this charge head-on, KJo pointed out that he also launched Sidharth Malhotra, who was not an industry kid, in the very same film.


KJo also proclaimed that Kangana’s “movie mafia” comment did not hold any ground. He vindicated himself by claiming that he never approached Kangana probably because he was not interested in working with her. Here is what he said:

 “At the end of the day, maybe I am not interested in working with her. That doesn’t make me a ‘movie mafia’; that makes me a man with an opinion,” he asserted.

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