Amid backlash over wanting to 'murder' Anushka's career, Karan Johar posts cryptic notetext_fields
Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar is currently making headlines over his old comment about wanting to "murder" Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's career.
An old video clip has surfaced online in which Karan confesses how he did not want Anushka Sharma to be in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi went viral. He said he wanted to murder Anushka Sharma's career as he recommended Aditya Chopra to not cast her in the film.
He then went on to say that when he saw her work in Band Bajaa Baraat, he was proven wrong and he felt embarrassed that he would have ruined the graph of an exceptional talent like that of Anushka Sharma.
Soon, the clip went viral on social media gaining negative attention. It received massive backlash from netizens and a slew of personalities including filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, Kangana Ranaut among others.
The video resurfaced after Karan was mercilessly trolled for apparently also coming in the way of actor Priyanka Chopra’s career. The Citadel star, without taking names, had opened up about moving to the US because she felt “cornered’ in Bollywood and faced opposition in the Hindi film industry as people stopped casting her in movies.
Taking to his Instagram stories, Karan shared a Hindi poem changing some words for the situation, talking about accusations, lies and more. He wrote that he is not among those who would bow down to all the negativity around.
"Laga lo ilzaam, hum jhukne waalon mein se nahi.., jhoot ka ban jao ghulam...., hum bolne waalon mein se nahi..., jitna neecha dikhaoge..., jitne aarop lagaoge..., hum girne waalon mein se nahi..., humara karam humari Vijay hai...aap utha lo talvaar... Hum marne waalon mein se nahi," he wrote.
The clip dates back to a week prior to the release of the movie 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', starring Anushka in the lead along with Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He is then seen apologising to Anushka.