NEW DELHI: All those who thought that the war of words between Karan Johar and Kangana Ranaut over ‘nepotism’ has ended: Here’s the latest development which will make you realise that the verbal fight between the duo is not yet over.
Kangana, known for her brazen honesty, had recently taken a dig at the director on ‘Koffee With Karan’, calling him the "flag-bearer of nepotism" in Bollywood.
Karan, who had then taken all of it with a pinch of salt at the chat show, recently talked at length about the meaning of nepotism and lashed out at the ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ actor for her 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.
The 44-year-old said that he was done with Kangana playing the woman and victim card.
“I am done! You (Kangana) cannot be this victim every time and have a sad story to tell about how you’ve been terrorised by the bad world of the industry … leave it.”
The word ' nepotism' means, the practice among those with power or influence of favouring friends, especially by giving them jobs.