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Twitterati troll Karan Johar for promoting nepotism, director fires back

SNS | New Delhi |

The word nepotism had sparked a debate in Bollywood two years ago, and filmmaker Karan Johar, who has been called the ‘flag bearer of nepotism’, has been time and again targeted by trolls on social media.

The latest attack came after speculation became rife that Karan is set to make a sequel of his 2008 hit Dostana, which starred John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, and Bobby Deol, with Sidharth Malhotra and Janhvi Kapoor.

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However, Karan took to Twitter to dismiss this speculation and said no decision had been taken on the casting for Dostana 2. Karan’s tweet read: “Hello!!! All news circulating about DOSTANA 2 is untrue!!! Lots of speculation which is entirely baseless!!!”

However, that wasn’t just enough to shut trolls on the speculated news on Dostana 2, Twitterati continued to troll him on nepotism. One such troll tweeted that Karan should get a gold medal for launching star kids. To this, Karan replied: “And you will win the Bronze for Bullshit!”

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The incident sparked a row about nepotism in the industry with many calling it unfair and others justifying it.

On the work front, Karan has recently announced his upcoming historical period drama, Takht that stars Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, and Bhumi Pednekar.