After Kangana Ranaut spoke about Karan being a movie mafia at his own show Koffee With Karan, social media was abuzz with opinions and trolls. Some people criticised Karan and some questioned the credibility of Kangana who is always in controversies for her comments on various people.
Karan was infact asked a question by Twitter user about Kangana’s comment to which he modestly replied –
Not entirely! She made an impact with her sweeping statements! That was fun…for her! And the show…. https://t.co/ih43hK58S7
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 25, 2017
But now recently during an Interview, Karan decided to open up and here is what he said –
“She was my guest and I had to hear what she had to say. She has a right to have an opinion. When she says ‘Flag bearer of Nepotism’, I just want to say her, I am glad she knows what it all means. I don’t think she has understood the entire meaning of the term. What is nepotism… am I working with my nieces, nephews, daughters, cousins? And what about those 15 filmmakers, who are not from the film industry, who I have launched and who did the movies. That we’re not going to talk about! Tarun Mansukhani, Puneet Malhotra, Shakun Batra, Shashank Khaitan… they all come from no film background. You give these people film careers and they have a platform to stand on and that’s the reverse of nepotism,”
He further added “I am done with Kangana playing the woman and victim card. I am DONE! You cannot be this victim at every given point of time who has a sad story to tell about how you’ve been terrorised by the bad world of the industry… leave it.”
Karan also talked about launching star kids –
“But that’s just two of them who I have introduced. Sidharth Malhotra is also one-third of the trio, and he had nothing to do with movies, so I didn’t get what she meant. But when she said movie mafia, what does she mean? What does she think we are doing – sitting here and not giving her work? Is that what makes us a mafia? No, maybe that was my choice. At the end of the day, maybe I am not interested in working with her. That doesn’t make me movie mafia; that makes me a man with an opinion.”
Talking about how people appreciated Kangana’s bold comments at Karan’s own show he said, “I appreciate that she had a great perspective and point of view and everyone lauded her when she came on my show and ‘gave it off to Karan’ according to what everyone said- and I am like, ‘Of course”, because I have been gracious enough to keep everything. I cut out none of it. I kept all of it, as it is. I could have edited so much out of it, as it’s my show. But I said, No, let the world see this. This is her opinion, she must say it and voice it”. I gave her the platform.”
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— Neha Bhatt (@iAmNehaBhatt) March 5, 2017
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