Kangana Ranaut had made headlines for calling out filmmaker Karan Johar ‘nepotism’ and ‘movie mafia,’ on his own show ‘Koffee With Karan’.
While Karan, who was recently blessed with twins via surrogacy, had maintained a dignified silence through it, he’s finally reacted and slammed the actress on her unsolicitedly blunt perspectives and comments.
During his recent interaction at an event in the London School of Economics (LSE), the director, 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 that 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 added.
He also blasted her on every stand she took against the industry.
“When she said ‘movie mafia’ what did she mean? Because what does she think we’re doing? Sitting and not giving her work? Is that what makes us mafia? No, we do that by choice…I do that because may be I’m not interested in working with her. That doesn’t make me a movie mafia, it makes me a man with an opinion,” Karan posited.
The 44-year-old said that he was done with Kangana playing the woman and victim card.
“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. If the industry is bad, leave it.”