Popular filmmaker of B-town, Karan Johar has stepped into his 50s. Here are a few controversies that he has courted over the years.
By Ankita Mukherjee
Karan Johar was courted for his film, 'ADHM' as it was released during the aftermath of the Uri attack where 19 Indian soldiers had died and it had featured Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan.
The director was asked to ban the actor and reshoot the sequences where Fawad was present. But Karan had refused to do so and instead he had paid a hefty amount of fine.
Karan Johar has got into many controversies. When Kangana Ranaut had appeared on 'Koffee With Karan', she had accused him of making fun of her accent. She had tagged him 'the flagbearer of nepotism'.
During 'Bombay Velvet's release, KJo who had made his acting debut with the film was courted for controversy that he had had paid KRK Rs. 25 lakhs for a 4 star review. Later, he had handled it well.
When Anushka Sharma had ropped a role in the film, 'Band Baja Baarat', Karan didn't approve of her and had said to Aditya that he is making a mistake. Cut to present, Anushka and KJo worked in 'ADHM'.
Once KJo had tweeted, which seemed like dedicated to South star, Prabhas who was supposed to make his Bollywood debut with Karan's film but it didn't work out because he had demanded Rs. 20 crores.
The tweet could be read as, “Dear Ambition…if you have to achieve your full potential stay away from your arch nemesis….Comparison!” The director has been courted for his tweets for quite some time.
Even though Karan Johar proudly tags himself being single. However, at his show, 'Koffee With Karan', he had admitted that Twinkle Khanna was his first love interest and he was madly in love with her.
After Sushant Singh Rajput's mysterious demise, netizens had dragged Karan Johar's name into controversies. Celebs and fans had accused him for favouring star kids over talented actors.
KJo got blamed for copying the script of his upcoming film, 'Jug Jugg Jeeyo' from Vishal A Singh, a creative-executive producer. Now, he has been accused for copying the song, 'Nach Punjaban's lyrics.