This is what Karan Johar said when Swara Bhaskar asked him about supporting nepotism

It’s been 13 days since Sushant Singh Rajput left for his heavenly abode. Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, 34 Sushant took his life at his Carter Road apartment by hanging himself to the ceiling fan of his Mumbai apartment on June 14. Actor’s untimely demise has ignited debates and brawls and has left all of us in shock and with grief.

Death of Sushant has sparked netizens and they are slamming Bollywood for the nepotism and lobbying culture it has. Celebs like Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha are being bashed by the troll army. The social media users are busy in digging old videos of these celebrities, and one such video of Karan Johar from 2016 is surfacing on the Internet now!


In the video you can see Karan Johar in conversation with Actor Swara Bhaskar. When Swara asked Karan whether launching star kids is a conscious decision or it just happens.
Replying to which Karan said, “I’ve launched two kids from the movies – Varun (Dhawan) and Alia (Bhatt) – and none of those are results of nepotism for me. To the naked eye, it looks like these guys are clicked, groomed, they know each others’ aunts, sons, nephews, and it’s easy for them to work with each other.’ But it wasn’t the case for me. When I was making for Student Of The Year, I had two assistant boys. One happened to be David Dhawan’s son, who came to me because his mom had called me because he wanted to be an assistant not an actor and Sidharth Malhotra walked into the office to meet Karan Malhotra. The only reason Karan took him as an AD because of the same last name.”

Johar continued, “These two boys happened to be on the set at the right time. With Alia, I had no connection with Mahesh Bhatt. In fact, for the longest time, I had an issue with Mahesh Bhatt and I didn’t even know he had a daughter, till I was told by my writer Niranjan Iyenger that you should meet Pooja. But I do agree with you Swara, sometimes what is in front of you is easier than looking beyond it. But I think things are now changing and there’s a lot of talent from outside the industry and they are being credited finely.”