Karan Johar has faced constant criticism for promoting nepotism in Bollywood. He has been accused of giving opportunities to undeserving “nepo-kids” while talented outsiders struggle. Celebrities like Kangana Ranaut and netizens have spoken out about Karan’s alleged favoritism towards those with industry connections over more deserving actors.
Recently, when Priyanka Chopra discussed feeling cornered in the film industry, many claimed that it was Karan Johar who tried to sabotage her career. Kangana Ranaut also shared her thoughts on social media, claiming that Karan had attempted to destroy her career.
This is what @priyankachopra has to say about bollywood, people ganged up on her, bullied her and chased her out of film industry” a self made woman was made to leave India. Everyone knows Karan Johar had banned her (1/2) https://t.co/PwrIm0nni5
Amidst this ongoing debate, a video of Karan admitting that he wanted to destroy Anushka Sharma’s career has gone viral. In the video, Karan said, “I totally wanted to completely murder Anushka Sharma’s career because when Aditya Chopra showed me her image, I was like, ‘No, no, are you mad or what? Why are you signing her? Are you crazy? There is no need to sign Anushka Sharma.’ There was another lead actress at that time whom I wanted Adi to sign, and I was totally behind the scenes sabotaging her completely!”
Here’s the complete video that was shared on Reddit:
The video has left the netizens angry and disappointed. One user wrote, “So he does sabotage people’s career consciously. Nagjo for real!” Another user mentioned,“Wow. He himself is admitting that he kept trying to sabotage her career.” Someone wrote, “I think this is before he started getting hate for his gatekeeping and sabotaging and obsession with nepo kids. There’s even an older interview where he admits it’s very likely he took Alia over some other girl because she’s Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter. But he’s not gonna be this honest now.”
One user mentioned, “The other girl was Sonam so yes he definitely likes pushing untalented nepos. Say what you will about Anushka’s personality she was really good in RNBDJ and BBB.” Another person wrote, “This guy definitely gets a kick when he’s portrayed as a villain.” Someone mentioned, “It’s gross how he can so comfortably admit to doing this stuff and nobody bats an eye. I feel as though this info getting out about someone in Hollywood would be hugely damaging to their career. But the power dynamic in Bollywood means that he won’t feel any of the backlash from straight up admitting to this. Ew.”
Another netizen wrote, “Shameful pathetic man …To sit there and laugh about casually destroying a person’s professional career…” One user mentioned, “If he’s openly admitting this about anushka sharma imagine how many other talented actors career he’s sabotaged , we’ll never know coz some of them might’ve never gotten the chance to even debut.”.
Some netizens criticized Anushka for her reactions aswell. While criticizing her, a user wrote, “She has to sit there pretending to be okay with it all. He is such a snake. Also, she keeps pretending to be all real etc, but she only reserves her rude behaviour for some people it seems, like the garbage dude.”
This ugly revelation by Karan Johar regarding his intentions to sabotage Anushka Sharma’s career has caused a stir among netizens, who have expressed their disappointment and anger towards the filmmaker’s actions. This viral video adds to the ongoing debate around nepotism and favoritism in the film industry, highlighting the struggles faced by talented outsiders trying to make their mark.