NEWS DESK: Karan Johar is Alia Bhatt’s mentor – he launched her in Bollywood along with Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra in Student of the Year. Alia has always said that she considers Karan her father figure.
Karan who has recently turned RJ spoke about weight issues and body shaming on his show. “I asked Alia to lose weight and now, when I see her hysterical about how she looks, I feel responsible. She’s in the gym every day and even if she puts on an extra kilo, she goes crazy. I think I am to blame for it. Now that I am a parent, I would never do this to Roohi and I would like to apologise to Alia,” he said.
Karan said that Alia was “pleasantly plump” when she entered the industry. He also said that Bollywood tries to emulate the West. Karan said, “If they’re thin, sexy and wear satin gowns on the red carpet, we want to do the same.”
Karan said that Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif have the best bodies in the industry.
Karan will be seen as a judge with Rohit Shetty on the TV show, India’s Next Superstar. Karan and Rohit will be scouting for talent on the show. The media interaction for it was organized in the city today and Karan revealed that he would be happy to welcome Kangana Ranaut to the show, if the channel invites her.
Karan recently announced his production venture Simmba with Ranveer Singh which Rohit Shetty will direct.