After an old video of Karan Johar’s “confession” of attempting to ruin Anushka Sharma’s career appeared online, Vivek Agnihotri and Apurva Asrani attacked him.
Filmmakers Vivek Agnihotri and Apurva Asrani responded to a throwback video in which Karan Johar admitted to trying to ruin Anushka Sharma’s career in her early years of working in Bollywood. At a 2016 event, Karan said that he had requested Aditya Chopra to omit Anushka from the cast of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. As the old footage surfaced on Reddit, many people expressed their outrage about Karan’s admissions.
Apurva Asrani tweeted on Thursday, sharing the same footage in which Karan Johar was seen sitting next to Anushka, “‘I really intended to murder Anushka Sharma’s career,’ Karan Johar confesses to Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra in 2016. I’m sure it was said in fun, but it’s still a valid argument in the heated insider-outsider discussion.
After saying in a recent interview that she left Bollywood to try her luck in Hollywood because she felt like she was “being pushed into a corner in the industry” and that no one was casting her, the footage leaked a few days later. In response, Kangana Ranaut asserted on Twitter that Karan Johar was the one who had barred Priyanka from the Bollywood industry. On the other hand, during the recently held star-studded NMACC launch in Mumbai, Karan and Priyanka embraced.