Karan Johar, often informally referred to as KJo, is an Indian filmmaker and television personality, He is the Son of producer Yash Johar, and Karan Johar primarily works in Hindi Cinema. He has launched the careers of several successful actors under his own Dharma Productions. Karan Johar Made his acting and direction debut in the same year 1998 with the same film “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, which earned him the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment as a director, Filmfare Award for Best Director and the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay.
Karan Johar is renowned for making enchantment and magic on screen. Aside from this, he is additionally known for being the Godfather to many star kids like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Pandey, and some more.
Well, we all know that Karan Johar has a special and important corner in his heart for Alia Bhatt as he gave him first break in his movie SOTY (Student of the Year) but by the way, did you know that Karan was having a clash with Alia’s father Mahesh Bhatt. Johar had once also blamed Bhatt for making his father Yash Johar go through pain.
Back in 1998, in an old interview, Karan Johar once expressed that he was very disappointed in director Mahesh Bhatt. Karan claimed that he wasn’t happy with how the Lahu Ke Do Rang director worked on the movie Duplicate. For the unversed, the movie duplicate, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Sonali Bendre was produced under the banner of Dharma Productions, which at the time was run by Karan’s father Yash Johar.
In the Interview, Karan Johar said, “I had nothing to do with it. I deliberately and consciously stayed away from it. The film was completed only because of the commitment of one man: Shah Rukh Khan. Everything else was wrong with it.” Karan then also took a jab at Mahesh Bhatt saying, “This is not the way to make a film and I am sad that my father had to go through with the pain and the despair of making such a film in which the director had no interest beyond cursory.”
Naming Bhatt as ‘not a responsible director’, Karan said, “He was careless and took virtually no interest in the making of the film. If it was not for Shah Rukh and the way he took charge of the film, it would never have been completed”.
Presently, now everything is fine between Johar and Bhatt.