Karan Johar pens cryptic post amid allegations of ‘sabotaging’ Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra’s career: ‘Laga lo ilzaam…’

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Karan Johar is listening to all the accusations but won’t back down. The filmmaker, who has been on the receiving end of online criticism for allegedly sabotaging careers of actors Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma, has written a cryptic post about his situation, where he mentioned about how he isn’t the one to fall despite a flood of lies.

Earlier this week, an old video of Karan admitting that he campaigned against Anushka when she was starting out was resurfaced on social media, where he joked that he wanted to ‘murder’ Anushka Sharma’s career. In the interaction, from the 18th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in 2016, Karan said, “I completely wanted to murder Anushka Sharma’s career because when Aditya Chopra showed me her picture, I was like ‘no no, no need to sign Anushka Sharma. There was another lead actor whom I wanted Adi to sign.” Anushka, who was sitting next to him, laughed.

The video resurfaced after Karan received immense backlash for apparently also coming in the way of actor Priyanka Chopra’s career. The Citadel star, without taking names, had opened up about moving to the US because she felt “cornered’ in Bollywood and faced opposition in the Hindi film industry as people stopped casting her in movies.

Karan, in an apparent reference to all the trolling he has been receiving, took to Instagram stories and posted a note, which mentioned how he isn’t the one to back down, despite the allegations, how he won’t speak up even if others become slave of lies, how people can pick up arms, he isn’t the one to die.

“Laga lo ilzaam, hum jhukne waalon mein se nahi, jhoot ka ban jao ghulam, hum bolne waalon mein se nahi, jitna neecha dikhaoge, jitne aarop lagaoge, hum girne waalon mein se nahi, humara karam humari Vijay hai, aap utha lo talvaar, Hum marne waalon mein se nahi,” the post read.

Speaking with Dax Shepard on his podcast Armchair Expert, Priyanka had said, “I was being pushed into a corner in the industry (Bollywood). I had people not casting me, I had beef with people, I am not good at playing that game so I kind of was tired of the politics and I said I needed a break. This music thing gave me an opportunity to go into another part of the world, not crave for the movies I didn’t want to get but I would require to schmooze certain clubs and cliques of people. It would require groveling and I had worked a long time by then that I didn’t feel like I wanted to do it.”

Actor Kangana Ranaut had also shared Priyanka’s interview and claimed Karan Johar “banned” her in the Hindi film industry and accused the filmmaker for “harassing vulnerable outsiders”. “This obnoxious, jealous, mean and toxic person should be held accountable for ruining the culture and environment of film industry which was never hostile to outsiders in the days of AB or SRK. His gang and mafia PR should be raided and held accountable for harassing outsiders,” a part of Kangana’s tweet.

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