Karan answers Kangana Ranaut’s nepotism charge
Entertainment Desk:Not only Bollywood, but also the whole of India was taken by surprise when Kangana Ranaut called Karan Johar, the ‘flag bearer of nepotism’ on Johar’s chat show, Koffee With Karan season 5. Everybody has been wondering why Karan Johar, who generally speaks his mind, did not react to such serious allegations.
However, it seems Karan Johar has finally spoken about this issue in an interview taken by Anupama Chopra at the London School of Economics. Here’s what he said, “She was my guest and I had to hear what she said. She has the right to have an opinion but when she says ‘flag bearer of nepotism’, what I want to say is I don’t think she has understood the entirety of that statement because what is nepotism? Am I working with my son, daughter or nephew? What about those 15 filmmakers who are not from the film industry? No one will talk about Tarun Mansukhani, Shakun Batra, Shashank Khaitan or a Punit Malhotra, who is a costume designer’s nephew, who came from no film background. You give these people a film career and I think that is the reverse of nepotism but that of course one would not get credit for. As far as actors are concerned, I have launched just two of them i.e. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. Sidharth Malhotra was just 1/3rd of them and had nothing to do with the movies. So I really didn’t get what she meant (sic).”