However, Karan Johar’s message has not been taken well by the audience and neither has Alia Bhatt’s or Sonam Kapoor’s. Artists from within the industry have pointed finger at the director for promoting nepotism, at actor Salman Khan for not letting newcomers survive in the industry without his consent and all the actors and actresses who have been products of nepotism. Recently, Kangana Ranaut’s interview talking about Sushant’s death has created a stir, however, most of them on social media seemed to have agreed with her.
Yesterday, after Kangana’s explosive interview with The Republic aired, Karan’s old video surfaced in which he can be heard saying, “Am done with Kangana playing the woman card and the victim card. You cannot be a victim at all times who has a sad story to tell about how you’ve been terrorised by the bad world of the industry. Leave it. Who’s forcing you on a gunpoint to be here in the movies? Leave. Do something else.”
The video was shared widely by netizens. Here is what happened in the;
Karan Johar asked her to leave the industry if she wasn’t happy and blamed her for using the ‘woman card’ and the ‘victim card’. To which he was trolled, rolled and bowled by the netizens for being a perfect example of what male chauvinism is. For more details read it here: Karan Johar Is Everything That’s Wrong With Our Modern Society!
While we waited for the actress to respond, she bowled us over with it. In an interview with a leading daily, Kangana said it all like a badass. Here’s a transcript of her interview.
“His team requested my team for months for my dates.”
“I can’t speak for Karan Johar’s understanding of nepotism. If he thinks that it is restricted to nephews, daughters and cousins, I have nothing to say. But, to say that he chose not to give me work is to mock an artiste. As importantly, his memory appears to be poor because we worked together in a movie (Ungli), which was produced by him. And quickly realised our sensibilities did not match. I’m also at a loss to understand how he gave me a platform by inviting me to be on his show. I’ve been on several platforms before with several global icons. To say he helped me voice my opinions is to discredit me as an artiste and a public personality. And, I think, it should be added here that I was invited to be a part of the show in its fifth season. His team requested my team for months for my dates.”