Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan season 5 with Kangana Ranaut made the most noise after telecast.
In case if you don’t know, let’s take a lowdown from the start. Kangana Ranaut had appeared on Koffee With Karan to promote her film Rangoon. During the episode, Kangana Ranaut had taken a dig at Karan Johar calling him a “flag-bearer of nepotism” and “Bollywood mafia” of the industry.
Recently, filmmaker Karan during an interaction with Anupama Chopra in London recently defended himself. He said that he has given many directors, who are no where linked to Bollywood, a chance to make movies. And that is definitely not nepotism.
Now a flashback video of 2014 has surfaced where Karan’s take on Nepotism is something else. It is surprising to see Karan himself admitting to being guilty of nepotism.
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He was heard saying, “For Alia’s part in Student Of The Year, I saw 400 girls, and out of the entire lot, I picked up a chubby girl. May be the fact that she is Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter also excited me. Right now, I would want to say no. But may be at it would have been a very strong sub layer. And that is nepotism. And we are guilty. And I am definitely guilty.”
He added, “Would I have cast Varun Dhawan had he was not been David Dhawan’s son? Because he was David Dhawan’s son is the reason he was on my set as an assistant director, and that is why I spent enough time with him to know that if he could be a movie star.”
The director further said, “It’s a lot to do with the fact that there are too many factors in this country that determine movie stardom. And i think true talent is the least of them. This is truly tragic. Would I have been a filmmaker? I’m a producer’s son. I had no experience, I was an assistant on one film. My father had the platform to give me, therefore I’m a filmmaker. So if I go through any struggle, I deserve it.”
Well, this is a BLOW BACK To Karan Johar. We are waiting to hear Karan and Kangana’s reaction.