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May 25, 2022

Karan Johar and his controversies


B-town's popular filmmaker Karan Johar is already in his 50s. Here are some of the controversies he's caused over the years.

Ankita Mukherjee

Karan Johar's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' controversy


Karan Johar gained popularity for his film ADHM, which starred Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and was released after the Uri attack that killed 19 Indian soldiers (Fawad Khan) Starring.


The director was asked to ban the actor and reshoot the scene with Fawad present. But Karan refused to do so and instead paid a hefty fine.

Karan Johar: 'Flagbearer of nepotism'


Karan Johar has been involved in many controversies. When Kangana Ranaut appeared on 'Koffee With Karan', she accused him of making fun of her accent. She labeled him the "flag-bearer of nepotism".

Karan Johar dragged into 'Bombay Velvet' mud


During the release of Bombay Velvet, KJo, who made her debut with the film, faced controversy for paying Rs 100 cr. 4 star review for Rs.25 Lakhs. He handled it very well afterwards.

Karan Johar and Anushka Sharma feud


When Anushka Sharma gave up a role in the film Band Baja Baarat, Karan did not approve of her and told Aditya that he had made a mistake. Now, Anushka and KJo are working in 'ADHM'.

Karan Johar and Prabhas Controversy


At one point, KJo posted a tweet that seemed to be dedicated to South star Prabhas, who was supposed to make his Bollywood debut with Karan's film, but it didn't work out as he demanded Rs. 200 million rupees.


The tweet could be read as: "Dear Ambition...if you must reach your full potential, stay away from your nemesis...comparison!" The director has long been sought after for his tweets.

Karan Johar’s love interest: Twinkle Khanna


Even though Karan Johar proudly labels himself as single. However, on his show 'Koffee With Karan', he admitted that Twinkle Khanna was his first love and that he was madly in love with her.

Karan Johar embroiled in Sushant's death controversy


After the mysterious death of Sushant Singh Rajput, netizens dragged Karan Johar's name into the controversy. Celebrities and fans accused him of favoring star kids over talented actors.

KJo amid 'Jug Jugg Jeeyo' controversy


KJo has been accused of plagiarizing the script of creative executive producer Vishal A Singh's upcoming film Jug Jugg Jeeyo. Now, he has been accused of plagiarizing the lyrics of the song 'Nach Punjaban'.

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