Apurva Asrani, Vivek Agnihotri Slam KJo For Remark On Anushka Sharma
MUMBAI, (IANS) – Writer-editor Apurva Asrani, who is known for his work in ‘Aligarh’, and ‘The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Agnihotri have slammed KJo over something that he said in the past.
An old video of KJo telling actress Anushka Sharma that he wanted to “murder her career” has surfaced online and people like Apurva and Vivek are not pleased, to put it mildly.
In 2016, Karan said at an event that he asked Aditya Chopra to not cast Anushka in ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. Speaking to Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra, KJo had said: “I completely wanted to murder Anushka Sharma’s career because when Aditya Chopra showed me her picture, I was like ah no no, you no need to sign Anushka Sharma. There was another lead actor whom I wanted Adi to sign.”
Sharing the same video, Asrani tweeted on April 5: “‘I totally wanted to murder Anushka Sharma’s career’ – Karan Johar confesses to Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra in 2016. Said in jest, I’m sure, but still a worthy point in the raging insider-outsider debate.”
Vivek, who took notice of the tweet, shared it on his feed adding his opinion to the same as he wrote: “Someone’s only hobby is to make or break careers. If Bollywood is in gutter, it’s because of some people’s dirty ‘backroom’ politics against talented outsiders.”
The video in question was when Karan attended an event with his ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ actresses Anushka and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the promotion of the film.