Being Karan Johar has always meant something sinfully posh. His name is more than a brand. It is a symbol of the High Life in Bollywood. Little did Karan know that a get-together last week with all his close A-list friends in Bollywood would land him in such serious trouble.
It started with a Akali Dal MLA accusing the stars on attendance of taking drugs. Before this controversy could die down the MLA asked the stars to undergo a dope test.
And now a lengthy letter has emerged on Twitter from an account named NotKangana which questions and challenges Karan’s hedonistic lifestyle, wonders how the video showing Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, VickyKaushal and others showing them high as kite , surfaced on Karan’s Instagram account. The letter also expresses a low opinion of Karan as a filmmaker.
While Karan has rightly chosen to be mum, a close friend of the producer-director-socialite spoke to me asking, “Why is suddenly everyone gunning for Karan? Just because he had a colossal flop like Kalank this year? Everyone has ups and downs.”
But the fact is, 2019 is one of the most terrible years for Karan and he has admitted as much to his close friends. Earlier this year he had the biggest flop of his career as producer. If Kalank did poorly, Student Of The Year2 which followed hasn’t exactly covered his career with glory. Then followed the controversy over the party at his residence.
It looks like this is the year of blows for Karan.We hope he weathers the storm. A long vacation to an unknown destination with his mother and twin children is being planned.