In response to the anti-Bollywood movement in India in 2020, Karan Johar has spoken out, calling it “unfair” and the harassment and hatred he experienced.
After Sushant Singh Rajput passed away, director Karan Johar came under fire from haters and trolls who pointed to nepotism in Bollywood as one of the causes of the talented actor’s passing.
Although the director has often insisted that he doesn’t care about them, he recently referred to them as unjust.
Bollywood got caught up in a flood of issues during the first wave of the epidemic in 2020. Following the passing of Sushant Singh Rajput, numerous social media users started harassing and criticising the influential figures in Bollywood over issues like nepotism.
Karan Johar, a filmmaker, unintentionally found himself at the centre of it. The director-producer talked about such moments in a recent interview.
Many online trolls blamed Karan Johar, the CEO of Dharma Productions, for what they perceived to be a nepotism problem in the industry. His projects launched a number of star kids, including Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Janhvi Kapoor, and Ishaan Khatter, to name a few. Shanaya Kapoor will follow in their footsteps.
Karan talked about the early stages of the pandemic and the rise of anti-Bollywood sentiment in an interview with Bollywood Hungama.
According to him, Bollywood had a pretty difficult time due to all the teasing and criticism that was taking place. It wasn’t a pleasant time. I felt like I was there in the middle of all the hatred. I had never anticipated or envisioned it.
The director claimed that he believed the only way to escape that bad mood was to concentrate on his work, so that’s exactly what he did. But one has to keep moving on, he said. I have to answer to my company, my mother, and my family in the end. I basically had the impression that I needed to be tougher and take everything with ease.
Being resilient was essential at that time. It was just so superfluous that we were happy to put it behind us and focus on our work. I made that move. I concentrated just on the work area.
I’d like to think that many people did grow stronger as individuals, albeit perhaps not everyone did.
“At that time, resilience was essential. It was just so superfluous that we were happy to put it behind us and focus on our work. I took that action. I focused exclusively on the work zone. Maybe not everyone emerged as a stronger person, but there were many, in my opinion.”
With the premiere of his upcoming movie Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, Karan will make his first directorial comeback in nearly seven years. Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi all appear in the movie.
Online trolls have attacked Karan Johar a lot.
The director has received numerous allegations of nepotism. He now describes online harassment as unjust.