Indian film director, producer Karan Johar admitted existence of nepotism in Bollywood. Recently, filmmaker Karan Johar spoke out against actress Kangana Ranaut of playing the ‘victim card’ and ‘woman card’ after she accused him of being nepotistic.
Now, an old video of the director has emerged online where he admitted being guilty of nepotism. It all started when Kangana Ranaut said Karan Johar would be perfect to play a ‘stereotypical Bollywood biggie, who is snooty and intolerant to outsiders’ on his show ‘Koffee With Karan’.
The video clip, from 2014, is from Anupama Chopra’s show ‘The Front Row’ with Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone and Tisca Chopra. The video shows Karan Johar talking about his ‘Student of The Year’ actors – Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. ”There are too many factors in this country that contribute to movie stardom, true talent is the least of them,” said Karan Johar.
Karan Johar agreed and said, “It is truly tragic. Would I have been a filmmaker? I’m a producer’s son. I had no experience. I was an assistant on one film. My father had the platform to give me and that’s why I’m a filmmaker. And so if I go through any struggle in my career, I deserve it.” He added, “Would I have cast Varun Dhawan if he was not David Dhawan’s son? Because he is David Dhawan’s son, he was on my sets as an AD, and that’s why I spent enough time with him and got to know that he can be a movie star.”