Karan Johar is happy the Khans are failing

This piece of news below was posted by Rajeev Masand. We are sharing it here because it’s quite interesting. See, when we were reading it (the first paragraph), we thought of Karan Johar because some time back he said this. At that time, we thought he was genuinely concerned for the state of the industry and the audience. This past year, we have seen how matlabi and manipulative KJo can be. When we continued on to the next paragraph in Rajeev’s, it WAS about Karan Johar and how he is saving Bollywood!

Now it all makes sense! We told you Karan Johar is a marketing genius!

By riding with the current crop of actors in Bollywood and supporting them, Karan gets to:

Be more popular and known, which increases his chances of making money because he is a bankable face. For example, his hosting gigs, his radio gigs, his MC gigs or his Guest of Honour gigs.

Help his Dharma Productions stay afloat by either producing or co-producing any of these actors’ projects

By having easy and direct access to these actors, which will make directors and writers go through him to get that access. If they do go through him, most likely he will co-produce the project.

Become IT person among the current lot. He will be much more important than a manager or PR-person.

His list of connections is as strong as every or in fact, it is getting stronger!

 

So, we are guessing that Karan’s plan was to oust the Khans because he is not gaining anything from them. Probably the success of his productions that didn’t star any of the Khans or Kumars or Devgans have proved to him that the younger lot is able to generate money. As you know, Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar were tight years ago. They broke up when a Junglee Billi came between them. Since then, their relationship has not been the same. Kebab Jo decided to direct three new Kebabs in ‘Student of the Year’ and all SRK was pissed! Because SRK took it for granted that KJo will always make a film with him or that he will always be in KJo’s films. This was also something that Karan said himself when his films with SRK and Kajol were doing well.

Karan Johar in 2016

“Today, there is a need for fresh and new talent. One doesn’t want a same actor playing the role of a father or mother every time. It is all about finding new and fresh talented people as people praise also and there is acceptance as well,” Johar told reporters at an event.

The 44-year-old “My Name Is Khan” director said he gives a lot of importance to casting in his films.

“As a producer, I never get involved with casting as it the job of a director. When I am a director, casting is an integral part of the film. Today there are variety of characters in a film that have so many layers and shades.”

 

So, that phase probably made KJo realise that he needs to train the new lot and make them strong enough so that he and his production house can piggy back on them all the way to the bank. When he said that the Khans must go years ago, he meant that they must go to make place for his minions. After all, he is the one who said he couldn’t afford them anymore so they need to go!

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Today, Rajeev Masand pretty much confirmed what we have been guessing all along. It’s really smart on KJo’s part to stay relevant and keep his company afloat. He ain’t no Aditya Chopra so he doesn’t have YRF’s money either. So what does he do? He walks alongside star kids, promotes them and along the way, grab any outsiders who have been doing well. He gets to have easy access to them, produce their films and get even more popular with them by his side.

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The story below from Rajeev Masand is to let you know that KJo now runs with the young crowd and you should support him and not the Khans. The trip to the PM was to show off to the Khans that he has the support of the younger lot and he doesn’t need them anymore. He is carrying all of these young stars forward and will be supervising their every step in Bollywood.

Smart, isn’t it? He is trying to tell the Khans: it’s us against you!

Check out the story below.

 

United We Reign

The buzz in industry circles is that the younger crop of Bollywood actors have decided to stand united and support one another instead of competing against each other. In light of the duds delivered by the three superstar Khans last year

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and the audience’s receptivity to quality films with younger actors, there’s a concerted effort to hold hands and usher Hindi cinema into a new direction by Gen Next, who sense a realistic shot at taking over Bollywood’s top spots in public perception, once occupied by the now-ageing Khans.

Recently a gaggle of younger stars flew to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and speak on behalf of the Hindi film industry. Notably, the bunch included Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt and Bhumi Pednekar, but none of the senior superstars.

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The gang sportingly shot a video supporting Vicky’s new film Uri, and most of them showed up the following day for a special preview in Mumbai. The writing on the wall is clear: stand united and we might end the nearly three-decade-long Khan dominance.

 

Seriously, though? You think the younger crop of Bollywood actors care about each other? If anything, they are smarter in hiding their jealous or envy. Back then in the 90s, actors were openly taking jibs at each other with no shame. Now it’s different and most likely it’s because of the PR people involved. Most of them have the same PR people so they cannot afford to piss off their other actor clients. That’s why they all pretend to be in unity and support each other. It’s a well-played plan. Let’s see in the next 5 years how things will be for the younger crop of Bollywood!

 

KJo apparently disturbed over the KWK controversial episode

This is from Mumbai Mirror:

Karan Johar has been steadfastly — and quite obviously — silent about Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. The cricketers were suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India after Pandya’s sexist and racist comments on Johar’s show recently. Johar, who is a social media junkie, has not posted anything about the matter yet, but the extent to which the episode has affected him was evident at a party at a Bandra five-star earlier this week. Other invitees to the party told this diarist that each time the topic came up, he simply said, “Oh, god!”, and that he certainly did not expect the fallout to be so huge.

Yeah right! He really did look disturbed on the way to meet the prime minister! If anything, he is happy that these two mindless cricketers have made his show relevant again. Now people will watch his KWK episodes to see what happen, to see if anything controversial happen again. It’s a great marketing tactic. Guess that’s why he had a house party on a weekday, he had a reason to celebrate!

Speaking of which,

 

By the way, dik this idiot actually say this on the show:

“At a party my parents asked me acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai (Which are your women)? I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women) and they were like waah proud of you beta,” he revealed while explaining his parents’ casual attitude.

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Are his parents pimps or something?

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101 Responses

  1. Rekha Rai says:

    I understand where Karan is coming from from a business perspective, he has to diversify and stay relevant. It’s interesting that SRK was not on his show this time around but I don’t think Karan really cares as he is closer to Gauri and will nevertheless launch Suhana no matter how his personal equation is with SRK because as we all know star kids garner a lot of attention.

    Personally I find Karan to be highly entertaining but completely immoral. He tries to act woke now on his show by talking about things like #metoo movement but yet in his films he has films like Badrinath Ki Dulhania where they talked about beheading Alia’s character all because she ran away and also she was kidnapped and then joked about harassment with Varun’s character. That and how he was a total sycophant to Kajol and Ajay. How he singlehandedly ruined Fawad’s career opportunities in India. He has no moral standing or backbone. I pity his children, honestly, he’s in a bubble and has no idea what the real world wants. Aditya Chopra is no better with his repulsive wife and his perverse ideas of what being romantic is in today’s day and age (Befikre, Rani, puke).

    As for Ranvir, Ranbir and the Khans – I think that Ranbir is very well perceived and liked overall he is viewed as a big talent and has huge potential to be the reigning king. I don’t think SRK is the reigning king at all – he’s always been in this battle with the rest of the Khans, so far it seems like Salman is the one that’s winning out of all of them. SRK has been through lows like this before with Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and when Hrithik came on the scene, but he’s still around today and will be around tomorrow as well. I don’t think he can ever be “finished” but he hasn’t been the king for a while and he DOES need to find movies that work for him and I don’t think he has good business sense when it comes to his productions. Movies like Rab Ne he should continue to do, with good songs, a sweet/funny story. Even JTHJ or Jab Harry Met Sejal are movies that he can continue to do and work for him. He should keep working with Anushka I think she has the best pairing opposite him right now. Salman is far from over, he can continue to churn out masala or action movies with his bevy of beauties and rake the moolah in. Aamir just needs a good script with a social angle and he’ll be fine. So I think the alarm of “it’s over for the khans” is ringing a bit too soon!

    Ranveer I view like Hrithik – he’s kind of “got it all” just like Hrithik had, but there’s an element there that is not real and very manipulative in terms of his audience perception. How many SLB movies will he do? He’s never really nailed a modern romance. He has to do that to be THE Bollywood hero. I will never forget that fan encounter in Disneyland where they yelled at a fan just for asking to take their picture. These kinds of stories will hurt him in the long run. SRK and Ranbir have never had stories like that when it comes to fans. Something is missing and insincere when it comes to Ranveer.

    Out of the new cohort – Ayushman will never be a big star, I really hope Tara Sutaria comes in and steals Alia’s crown, although it’s unlikely anymore because Alia gets the pick of the roles due to her connections. Taapsee is a threat to Alia, she’s really quite pretty! I would love to see Abhishek Bachchan come back into films. Vicky Kaushal obv seems very well connected, people like Kartik will be a flash in the pan.

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    • Rami says:

      Ranbir has given sanju, but not that many blockbusters, he is 37 yrs old, khan were solid in BW at that age, now they are legends! Ranveer and RK pitted aganist each other, so far ranveer in 8 yrs have shown more range of characters ,from lovable boy, period romances,evil character, that was priase worthy, even comic role in simba! Yet , most of RK roles are young man / boy, rock star, pardoy of sanju! Plus,people have forgotten sanju,with the odd link up with Alia!,while ,ranveer married deepika ,and they look like a hot power couple in BW ! So, I do wonder what Neetu Ji thinks now, she was the one that raised raja,beta, is perfect,the girls are not classy, money can not buy class! Lesson ,people should be careful what they wish for!

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    • SummerRose says:

      Between Ranbir and Ranveer, Ranveer has more of the “modern day hero” personality. He just missed an opportunity in Befikre because of Vaani Kapoor (who he had no chemistry with) and the weird story line. As you said, Adi Chopra’s repulsive idea of what is romantic.

      Despite his perception as a good actor, the truth is that Ranbir hasn’t been on top for several years now. Yes, Sanju made a lot of money, but there is no denying that Ranveer is getting all the attention because of Khilji and now Gully Boy. Probably will win all the awards too. I feel Ranbir can sense that and envy’s Ranveer for it a little bit, especially since he thought a movie like Sanju and a director like Raju Hirani would be a guarantee for the best actor awards.

      Time will tell….

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    • Lucy says:

      It might be the most unpopular opinion,but did people see befikre? I know anupama chopra gets flak for giving it 3.5,but I did muster the courage to watch it on amazon prime,and it was not that vulgar as I had thought it to be.i think had they cut out the unnecessary skin show and smooches it would have worked.and also changed the actress,vani doesn’t have the sex appeal to draw in male audience.she should have never messed up her face,it was painful to watch.otherwise I thought her to be an amazing dancer and okay actress.both anushka and Vani had such a good chance if only they hadn’t listened to aditya chopra.

    • Anon says:

      I agree @Lucy, Vani is a fabulous dancer and she was gorgeous in Shuddh Desi Romance before her surgery.

      I also agree with Rekha that RK has what it takes for the No 1 crown. Ranveer is sharp and driven and crazy versatile but like HR, I find something is missing. In his quieter parts, without the crutches, accents, physicality, a certain presence is missing perhaps? I was shocked that Sonakshi out-acted him by far in Lootera, which was such a well-crafted film and he was very hammy and cartoony in Padmavat, whereas the part needed a little gravitas . Compare that to Tamasha, Barfi and even Rockstar, RK has a lot of soul as an actor…I dont know where he gets it from given his sheltered nepotistic existence but he just has “it.” He needs to experiment more and sort his personal life out but as much as I hate to admit it, I find his acting to be flawless. Even Ayushman Khurana, who has no agenda, has said many times that RK is the most “complete actor” we have today.

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    • Kiran101 says:

      So what is it that is stopping Ranbir from being the king ? Born in kapoor family he had a head start from womb …literally . Grommed all his life to be actor, hyped since debut as potential superstar 2007 . Its 2019 now , he shud have toppled everything and everyone. He has all the powerful forces backing him up in everyway in Bollywood.

      He has the most powerful lobbyist Karan Johar. Yet here we are talking in terms of futuristic glory . Ranveer is younger and had far less things stacked against him than Ranbir and yet managed to reach where he is inspite of all the negative publicity KJo and him gift him, snatched Bombay Velvet .

      Ranveer until recently has to chose from whatever is offered to him. Ranbir could chose any story, director, genre and there was nothing that he could not make it happen if he wanted to. If he is such a complete package why isnt he already a suerstar ? Even Alia managed to rake up a lot of success with equal support system as Ranbir.

      The fact that Ranveer is pitted against Ranbir shows what a failure Ranbir is. Sorry not buying it.

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    • Anon says:

      What has stopped him are his bad choices in film and off screen. But purely in terms of talent and potential Ranbir is the more talented one.
      Just because he is a nepo product doesnt mean we dont say what is true. RS makes great choices, even from the limited stuff that was offered to him before and is more driven and intelligent for sure but he’s going to hit a wall eventually. He’s just not that talented. RK on the other hand may not take off at all if he doesn’t get over his personal issues and be more professional etc but time will tell. I am yet to be wowed by any Ranveer performance, even though I like him, RK had set the benchmark for amazing performances by the time Barfi came out in 2013. He was also the least annoying and the best part about the terrible Sanju. This is an opinion that most ppl I know share, offline of course.

      • LondonThumakda says:

        @anon

        ha it’s funny I have the exact opposite opinion. ranbir is talented no doubt but he hasn’t shown enough range – in adhm it was painfully obvious because so many moments, expressions reminded me of tamasha, rockstar, YJHD. On the other hand I can never imagine him pulling off a role like Bajirao with as much gravitas as Ranveer – I honestly think Bajirao was one of the finest performances by a Bollywood actor ever. I’m so damn excited for gully boy I hope it lives up to the hype…every song/trailer they’ve released so far has completely bowled me over 🙂

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    • Cool says:

      This is the same ayushmaan khurana who said he has a man crush on ranbir. Really😂? Dood , he is just playing by The Game . dont take whatever he is saying abt ranbir n other kjo minions seriously😁

    • Kiran101 says:

      Ayyushman not playing THe Game ? He may not actively looking to work with Dharma but by no means he is in a place or even thinking of being in Karan’s bad books. Koffee with karan anyone ?

      Ranveer will Hit the wall ? we’ll see about that. These are the same ppl who said he is nothing without SLB and Deepika even though Kapoor scion gave SLB his biggest flop, snatched Bombay velvet its the biggest Dud.

      And then SIMMBA came . I am yet to be impressed by Ranbir acting , enthrall me on screen.

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    • Anon says:

      @LondonThumakda- I agree to your point about range re:Ranbir. I think RS has shown a lot of versatility but that’s what Im saying—it’s down to their choices and film selection and in that RS has by far the better script sense, not necessarily talent. Ranbir chooses ghissa pitta ‘coming of age’ stories but let’s see how he does in Shamshera. If he bombs in the role then yes, I will of course accept your point about his lesser talent and range because this question will be settled once and for all.

      And yes, Bajirao was a good, sensitive performance but c’mon, the best ever? I can think of so many better ones. Nawaz in Gangs, Vikki in Raman Raghav/Masaan, Dilip Kumar in (yes ok..im talking ancient times..lol) Devdas, Andaaz, Ram aur Shyam, Om Puri in Ardh Satya, Amitabh in Agnipath Manoj freaking Bajpai in Satya/Aligarh, Varun in October, Aamir in Dangal, Rajkumar in Shahid, and even Shahid Kapoor in Haider are just a few diverse, really awesome performances that I can think of off the top of my head(Not mentioning Ranbir here). And a lot of these are commercial films too. You don’t agree? Interested to know what you think.

      @Kiran- “These are the same ppl who said he is nothing without SLB and Deepika” I never said that. I actually do like RS but I see his limitations. But yeah..time will tell I guess.

      And what is all this about Bombay Velvet being “snatched” from RS?? Films are a business. If Fox Studios felt RK was more bankable than RS back then..they were perfectly within their rights to do the best for their investment. Same way how Arjun Kapoor was going to do the Kapil Dev biopic and had many meetings with the producers and it was near finalised but they dumped him and chose RS at the last minute. Koi kisi ka sagaa nahi hai, The KJO dumping SRK post had a lot of heated comments but the end conclusion was…all emotions aside…it’s the box office that decides this and that’s fine. Ranveer will do the same and so will 100 others in his position. So i dont get the hate on for RK regarding this.

      • LondonThumakda says:

        I haven’t seen some you mentioned but I def agree on Manoj in Satya and Shahid Kapoor in Haider. Would add Nawaz in Manto, Ajay Devgan in Company and for sheer perfection in comic timing Aamir in Andaz Apna Apna, Amol Palekar in Golmaal and Big B in Namak Halaal.

        But for me Bajirao ranks right up there (from amongst the movies I’ve seen and I’ll admit I haven’t seen too many pre mid 1980s). you’re right tho it’s harder to compare because ranbir’s film choices haven’t given him that much to do barring a couple. I couldn’t sit through sanju but that’s cos I couldn’t stand the character, after that scene where he acts like a jerk at sonam’s father’s death bed I had to switch off the tv…

    • Anon says:

      Ooh yes..Amol in Golmaal and Aamir in AAA are comedy gold…amazing performances. Amol esply. Bajirao was undoubtedly an incredibly dignified and sensitive performance though, I have to agree and it was one of those few times when SLB’s melodramatic screenplay really really worked.

      I think maybe the jury will still be out in the RK vs RS battle,,perhaps 5 more years of diverse films and we’ll have a clearer picture

    • Kiran101 says:

      @ Anon

      There is not hate … I am giving u an example of how Ranbir if he wishes can get any script lobbied for him very easily . He had everything going for him and there is no excuse for him to rule the roost if he had it in him . Dont say choice in scripts…because that is literally the case with any good actor even from Shahid- khans.

      A lot of actors can be huge stars if they had script selection figured out. Ranbir coming from film family had no reason not to build a sense for script, get guidance etc etc.

      No one can predict and place bets on anyone’s destiny. If talent is the only thing that matters than there is a long list of actors who shud have been super stars than Bachchan and SRK.

      I just dont see it in Ranbir even after everyone moving forces for him . Let me see him do a bajirao or any period movie first and another thing i have seen too much manchild roles of him.

      Wonder who will hit the wall sooner.

    • Anon says:

      Kiran, agree to your point about too many man child roles But time will tell re:hitting the wall. There’s Shamshera, Takht, Brahmastra, 83 and Luv Ranjan’s next to prove or disprove all our theories. Let’s wait and watch for now.

  2. NewGirl says:

    Meanwhile, KJo is back kissing Aamir’s ass.

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  3. Universal says:

    Amazed at all the colorful excuses being given for Khans having a dull time at BO recently. From lobby working against them to childish religion angle.
    People need to understand the basic reason – People age and can’t be at top of their game for eternity!
    Khans aren’t the first superstars bw has seen or won’t be last. Rajesh Khanna was first true superstar. He got replaced by Amitabh and people still can’t match the heights he reached all alone. He struggled with age and resistance to not accepting it. (oh, he wasnt from minority. What happened?!)
    Then came Khans. Enjoyed huge success and love. Their backgrounds or religion never mattered.
    Now when they are ageing, picking bad movies and resisting acting their age, obviously not evetyone will buy it. There are new faces around with new stories to tell. Why wouldn’t audiences go for it? If at all, stories are mattering the most now! If Khans ignore it and want to sell their star power only, don’t blame audiences if they reject it.

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    • Dala says:

      oh do shut up. not saying minority angle is the reason for flops at all.neither is anybody blaming audience . stop trying to twist my words. but this post was about kjo and insider sabotage…EVERYTHING is used against you to tear you down. Big b’s affair and political leanings were used against him too. learn to read and understand what is being said.

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      • Universal says:

        May be you should learn to read AND remember what you write
        January 18, 2019
        I definitely think this power shift has happened partially due to politics and the hindu/muslim angle. the khans have received a lot of love but there has been an underhanded campaign of sorts to undercut them on the basis of religion from within the industry.
        but yes, if you fan these kinds of fires amongst people, they will fall for it in the current climate.

        Stop acting naive and oh, do shut up.

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    • SummerRose says:

      You’re right….Amitabh also went through a similar period where he was pairing up with Manisha etc and trying to hold on to his hero image. Flopped left right and center, until finally he started playing character actors. Look at him now, even at this age he’s winning best actor awards and is overall doing amazing work.

      SRK needs to get to where Amitabh. Salman…. we’ll see after Bharat releases (I have hope for this film based on the pictures i’ve seen). Aamir needs to make Mahabharat happen. Somehow. Even if he’s not the lead.

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    • Dala says:

      @Universal, then in stead of rising to the bait like petulant child READ what I have written below as well where I clarified the context too

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      January 19, 2019 at 7:14 am

      @Kiran you misunderstand me. i am not saying BJP is actively sabotaging..I am saying from within the industry ppl with grudges are getting a chance to hit SRK where it hurts the most. They may not really believe in this angle personally but in the industry ppl use whatever ammo they have to pull you down..whatever is different about you…outsider vs insider. Unfortunately for SRK it is his religion that is different. Aamir has done exceedingly well since Lagaan but SRK was undisputed No.1 for two decades and has a shitload of people against him..much more than Aamir or Salman who are at the end of the day still industry kids..never forget that. As you are saying, majoritarian community has grievances…that is fair..you have a point…but that makes the current environment all the more favourable for ppl (not bjp, not public, but ppl with grudges) to throw shade at SRK as belonging to “THAT religion”

      As for Indian public, they make hit or flop, no doubt in my mind. SRK’s flops are due to his bad choices. But average ppl like Rambo or RS are being positioned as the karaara jawaab to SRK (quite unnecessary i feel…they have still much to prove. i mean simba was a very bad film) and Kebabjo is jumping on that bandwagon. Just my thoughts and based on what Ive heard from industry ppl.

      Since this entire discussion was bout KJO and INDUSTRY and the power shift WITHIN, I was referring. faaltu ki bakwaas karwa lo bas.

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      • Universal says:

        So innocent that you mean only industry people are targeting his religion but you don’t mean they are influencing audiences and hence impacting movies of these stars.
        Very easy to insinuate something with wordplay and then backtrack as needed.
        Bakwas ke badle bakwas hi milegi. Karna band kar do fir.

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    • Dala says:

      *I was referring to THAT kind of politicking within the industry and NOT the audience. But I’m sure youve already made up your mind that this is a diss at the Indian public, when it is absolutely not.

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    • Dala says:

      @Universal- I am not scared of you or anyone else that I would backtrack. But why should I agree to a meaning my words did not imply nor intend? This entire post is about KJO and the power shift is also about ‘positioning’ from within the industry. If you cant read and want to act indignant and generally act like a concern troll, then it’s your issue, not mine. I stand by my earlier statement. I meant the power lobby within the industry and not outside. You can continue crying ‘bloody murder!!’ if that makes you feel better but it is a reality. You are pretty naive if you think sabotage on these lines doesn’t happen. I’ve worked in the film industry for 10 years- on an associated, non-creative branch. You hear things and the lines on which people build attacks to run down their rivals. Religion and constantly linking SRK to the underworld and that he is unpatriotic is a constant low-key attack that is spun around him. And you can bet your bottom dollar that comes from “inside sources” as an act of sabotage. I’ve also given examples of similar non-religious attacks on other waning stars

      You can believe it if you want, not believe if you dont want, but just do me the courtesy of not misattributing my intentions according to what YOU think I must’ve meant. You are not as clever as you think., people don’t always think in binaries. Just because I think this attack on SRK is the real deal does not mean I dont question the Khans’ shit film choices. i like to keep it civil and I dont like fighting on the internet, certainly not over film stars who will never acknowledge either you or me, were we ever to encounter them. That is the only reason I gave an explanation down below and to you here. If you disagree, good for you. I wish you a good day.

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  4. Universal says:

    Khans replaced someone else, someone new will replace Khans. It goes on like this naturally.
    Also, if they keep doing same kind of roles with same expressions and looking jaded, no one needs to do anything for their downfall.
    P.S – In this age of everyone doing deshbhakti movies, was wondering if Khans ever did any.

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    • Dala says:

      Totally disagree with this myth about them doing the same old romantic films. SRK has done nothing but experiment. He was unrecognisable in Fan and such a great role in Dear Zindagi, only truly awful thing he has been in is Harry Sejal. Also not an Aamir fan but he has pushed the envelope almost constantly in the last 20 years.

      Re: patriotic films- Swades?? Phir bhi Dil Hai Hindustani??? Chak De?? Lagaan?? Rang De Basanti?? Bhaarat?? Sarfarosh??? Salman’s awfully produced I : proud to be Indian’

      (All of them fantastic and layered films except the last one and Phir Bhi Dil)

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      • Universal says:

        Zero trailers had SRK doing same jestures, acting as he does in any romantic movie of his while looking jaded. Thugs was panned from the moment trailers were out, Tubelight was low content, Race 3 was pathetic. Where is the religion angle here?
        Keep politics out of it if they make bad movies at huge ass cost which cant bw recovered. Stop blaming audiences for rejecting crappy movies.

      • Universal says:

        All except Bharat (which we don’t know what the story would be) done 10-15 years back.
        Raees – felt like watching diff episodes, hotchpotch of events (keeping aside glorification of a gangster on whom it was ”loosely based on”
        Harry Sejal – Same old role, Zero -Height changed, same romantic moves while looking jaded
        Thugs – Panned as copy of Pirates since first trailer.
        Race 3 – Pathetic, same old acting by Bhai
        Tube light – Low on content
        Stop blaming audiences for not buying crappy movies. Stop bringing religion and politics into it.

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    • Dala says:

      ***done nothing but experiment in his last few films

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    • Dala says:

      @Universal- respectfully stating, where have i blamed audience? kjo and bollywood bigwigs are now the audience?

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  5. SummerRose says:

    Karan will do all the shit in the world and then come back a year or two later and say hes sorry and that he regrets doing what he did. Like what he did to Kajol in his book, clashing with Ajay’s Shivaay, ending Fawads Bollywood career within days (despite the fact that he had just saved Kapoor and Sons).

    In a few years we’ll hear about him crying about falling out with SRK. Just wait.

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    • Anon says:

      I swearrr..with Fawad i still understand..the situation was complex but with Kajol his behaviour was that of a cringey teenager. very embarrassing episode

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  6. Lucy says:

    A very wild guess,

    Tapsee got thrown out of the film because of rejecting the ranbir kapoor.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/entertainment/hindi/taapsee-pannu-refuses-to-work-in-a-commercial-with-ranbir-kapoor/videoshow/67554889.cms

    https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/taapsee-pannu-on-being-dropped-from-pati-patni-aur-woh-remake-i-deserve-an-answer-this-is-disheartening/articleshow/67563410.cms

    Strange coincidence,the news of her refusing a commercial with ranbir kapoor comes out on jan 16,she gets thrown out of the film that very day and the news is out the next day.

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    • Anon says:

      I think she gave the interview a few days after she was dropped from the movie and refused the commerical later. The ouster from the movie could be because Taapsee refused a role in the Sanju biopic (most probably Sonam’s) and brought it up in the Actresses Roundtable. Until then only insiders were aware of the refusal but she made it public and that might have further pissed off KJo.

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      • Lucy says:

        Did she refuse Sonam role or Anushka role? people were saying on Twitter how she exposed Anushka without taking her name.

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        • Anon says:

          @Lucy My guess as well as some peeps on Twitter is Sonam’s role. She said the story was about the lead actor and she didn’t have much to do which should mean Sonam’s character since Anushka’s role was clearly stated as a cameo from the get go and Raju Hirani also thanked her on social media for agreeing to do a such a small part for him.

    • Anon says:

      I think SRK is too clever to not realise that KJo is a snake but he’s keeping it together because he wants KJo to launch Suhana or at least take cast her in Dharma Productions. His last few movies, most of which he has co-produced must have made him realise he doesn’t really have the sense to produce movies and he can’t really risk alienating KJo & Dharma because its not just about him anymore. Knowing what he’s done for Alia, I believe he wants him to do the same for Suhana.

      Also I hope some sense prevails and SRK does the Rakesh Sharma movie (rumours are out that he’s walked out of it) Not a SRK fan but I do feel a bit bad for him especially seeing Zero’s making videos and the time, money & effort they put. At least he’s not sleepwalking through his roles and casting chamchas like Bhai. I still think his early movies, negative roles, Swades, chak De (OTT but still good) and most recently Fan are very well acted parts and he has so much more in him as an actor as supposed to the loverboy hammy characters he choses.

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    • Leaps says:

      Ok it’s kjo plan to trash tapsee after getting her removed from the movie with the star kid ananya. Negative news to devalue outsider is kjo speciality.

    • Nefarious says:

      @Lucy, when did she expose anushka. Whats the backstory or tweet, pls fill me in.

      Any news as to why she refused commercial.with ranbir? Could it be that she dint believe in the product..?

      • Lucy says:

        Well in the round table with Rajeev she told the story of her rejecting a sure shot blockbuster because she didn’t agree with the misogyny.so while everyone was bashing up rani ,there were a few comments applauding tapsee for rejecting anushkas role.dont know how true it was, because most of the attention was on rani.so it was confirmed she was talking about Sanju,but not clear whether she refused sonam role or Anushka role.there we’re some tweets speaking about this .with tapsee she doesn’t hang around with any Bollywood crowd so I guess gossip about her is extremely difficult to find.now with the advertisement it was very vague,the reason.it was written that she let go of the assignment because she has too many brands.but I don’t think she endorses so many brands.also with Ranbir Kapoor it meant a lot of media visibility,and also a potential screen test for future collaboration.why would she let it go unless she specifically wants to avoid Ranbir sort of person because she knew her personal life will be thrashed to bits.i felt she is behaving like jaquiline, keeping away from Ranbir Kapoor.and even if she let go of the brand because of no dates,why was it important enough to make news articles about it.there aren’t so many news articles for her endorsement,why so many for rejecting one?

        So I just took a very wild guess,with Kapoor anything is possible.its a big thing,didn’t get to prey on someone new.must be deeply offensive to his royal highness.

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    • leaps says:

      @lucy what you said if true goes to show how kjo and minions will make careers of outsiders with talent impossible to grow

      • Lucy says:

        Unless they have a breakout performance with someone else.then he will chase them.i am only worried about Vicky kaushal,. rajkumar is extremely intelligent,he reminds me of srk.in this case he only needs kjo to further his career and probably patralekhas career.ayushman too knows what a snake he is.right now they both are masking their true feelings for getting dharma films.its only Vicky who looks truly in awe of hanging around these people,kjo and ranbir.the day he becomes a threat to Ranbir he will be slaughtered.kartik Aryan isn’t such a great talented guy so I don’t care what happens with him.tapsee is also extremely intelligent,she has a event management budinbus and now a badminton sports team.wheb she makes profits I am sure she will open a production house.she at least hasn’t shown signs of being in awe of dharma.also Alia low key hates her,so no chance.i think Alia and kjos next target after parineeti are tapsee and kriti.bhumi,kiara are not as they are happy with roles that Alia doesn’t do.

    • leaps says:

      @lucy vicky hyperness with kjo reminds one of how kartik was when he gained access to camp kjo but only to lose the director. Ayushman ad bhumi are managed by yrf and kjo can easily use adi his budy to pull back on their progress.

      since tapsee is doing so much outside of bw makes sense of her to avoid the madness in press that come with associating with kjo. rajkumar and tapse are the main threats to kjo’s kids alia and ranbir

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    KJo is evil snake of Bollywood. One should never trust or will get bitten anytime

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  8. NewGirl says:

    @dala – agree with you.

    Also why’s RS now or even RK when he was getting back to back hits always positioned to take over SRK, when obviously he is doing the worst amongst all?

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Don’t think SRK is done. All these young guys have to deliver two decades of consistent performance to become the next SRK. It’s a matter of time. Waiting for KJO to go wagging his tail back to SRK when time turns around. Honestly KJO doesn’t have the spine to be with or against anyone. For that you need guts and integrity. He has none.

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    • NewGirl says:

      I think so too. I’m glad Zero and Harry Sejal flopped the way it did, hopefully it will give him some perspective and quit romantic movies.

      dont agree with the user below on SRK’s characters. DDLJ and KKHH are only two of the many, many characters he’s done and besides, SRK is more popular for his personality than anything else. Anyone else in his shoes, with the flops he’s had in the last decade would be long out of the running.

      Not sure about Vicky but Ayushman /Rajkumar Rao wont fall for KJO’s crap. KJo almost shit his pants when Ayushman recalled their first meeting on KWK. lol

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    • Kiran101 says:

      Ranveer and ranbir surely did not achieve enough clout or money or 25 years of SRK ‘s achievement.

      But even SRK was called next Big B of silver screen before attaining decades of Big B ‘s accomplishments . Bollywood is always looking for the next big superstar nothing more to read into it.

      SRK credibility is low with his own audience, look at thugs, race 3 equally or more bad films than zero but still got much better openings and lifetime biz than zero . He needs true introspection not constant assurance how great his journey was . Which we all know and agree.

      After 25 years in BW he is very powerful and wealthy so good for him . Current audience are not hung up on his journey to superstar.

    • Kiran101 says:

      Also Ranveer is being touted as next superstar material (keyword) since padmaavat and more now with simmba.

      Ranbir has been confirmed next superstar and successor to SRK since his debut. Whole industry joined forces for this . Kjo calling everyone to his show and asking everyone to pick ranveer it ranbir what do u think people will do ?

      Everyone knows he is vengeful towards anything anti Alia or Ranbir . OfcourSe his guests will pick Ranbir , hell ! even Ranveer will pick Ranbir as better actor in KWK to not enrage KJo .

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    • dala says:

      Naah, dont think anyone is giving “reassurance”. SRK is a legend and i for one also dont believe he can be so easily dismissed. Also RK i believe has the mettle to replace him, RS mein woh baat nahi hai. I find his “prep” and all this hoo haa about acting very superficial. Even DP does intense roles better than him and he is insufferable in Rohit Shetty roles. Now remember it is just my opinion, you neednt agree and if you dont, we can have a different opinion. I still wish you a nice day 🙂

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    • Monalisa says:

      @kiran101 Neither RS or RK is on the same level as any Khans. I remeber when Hrithik debuted as a superstar he was called as the person who would become the next SRK by the media. People taking the ‘RS is going to be the next SRK’ too literally. None of the newage actors hve it in them yet. They are not superstars yet. They just have the potential.

      Out of the 3 Khans Salman and Aamir are the ones with most BBs, HGOTY and most 200, 300 crore movies is a fact. If one of the newage actors can break a Salman or Aamir’s record then they are on the correct path. 😉 Only time would tell who can be the newage superstar but people tend to forget it is the audience who make a star so if they are loved by the masses especially you are set.

      TOH is Aamir’s first flop in I think in 10 years. Salman always bouce back after a flop he gave Tubelight then TZH now Race 3. It is SRK who has been giving flops or underperformers in the past 5 years. His legacy will live on for sure but compared to ohter Khans he is doing really bad. That is what most mean when he is getting flase reassuarance..

  10. kiran101 says:

    SRK is doing so badly than other khans coz the roles that made him a superstar do not stand the test of time.

    DDLJ – millenials find Raj Malhotra as a creepy dude who is good for nothing without dad’s money .His only appeal is his wealth and the package that comes with it.

    KKHH – Another creepy guy along with being super shallow who keeps saying one shit in the entire movie and completely does another thing.

    All this hindustani ladki ki izzat aka virginity and an oxford return last sem in India gully college singing ‘om jai jagadish’ sanskari/ mordern ladki …. this shit does not fly with audience anymore.

    Forget young crowd , even ppl in their days who thought SRK as ideal lover boy no longer think this Raj/Rahul as desirable.

    So not only SRK fits into current lover boy roles, his old lover boy image does not fly sit with younger or older audience. People like impactful love stories . Zero is another shit attempt where a foul mouthed , arrogant jerk of a dwarf almost leaves his woman at altar to buzz of with some hot shot star’s side kick. And later when gets kicked out goes to Mars for the woman he formarly loves.

    Its completely unbeliavable act by such a character. There is no reality in cinema , but if audience are not buying the version of your cinematic realtity then it is not narrated well. Happens when you fail to take audience into the story. Simple.

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    • SingleGeek says:

      Srk became srk because of Yash Chopra movies. Leaving aside JTHJ which was most likely ghost directed by Adi Chopra, all his Yash Chopra movies were romance personified. A major part of Srk movies failing is that the storyteller is gone. His new choices are all good though – Dear Zindagi, TedX, Fan, Raees and Zero. The guy can act. Anjaam, Dil Se, DTPH, Veer Zaara, Darr, Baazigar, Swades, KHNH and Chakde being my fav from the lot.

      Don’t write him off just yet.

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  11. Zahra says:

    Wow..This was an interesting read, and the comments made it even more interesting! Honestly, I’m a bit surprised by the fact that Kjo is happy by the Khan’s failing…Seemed like such a big thing, but the fact that he’s happy just goes on to show how much power he holds in Bollywood! And of course, also shows how horribly superficial and fake the industry is. I pray, Good god, I pray that Ayushmaan, Vicky, Rajkumaar and Kartik Aaryan don’t get run under the bus by Kebab Jo’s tactics, because to me, they are truly deserving of their success. I’m not trying to make this sound like a nepotism debate, but let’s be real- these guys have worked their asses off and actually struggled to get to where they are now, unlike the star kids lot that got a Dharma film for their debut.

    I feel like KJO is wasting his time giving RK so much bhaav, because he clearly has too many issues of his own. His father is unwell, and let’s not forget he’s ‘raees baap ka beta’ and a man child that treats women like crap (poor Alia, if at all they’re genuine)..Something tells me something very huge will happen, which will make KJO and his star kids tribe lose all their power. Regardless of how much money each person has, the masses decide which movie is worth watching. We can only hope for a miracle to save our films from being a complete elitist and status-conscious mess.

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  12. Zaaraa says:

    I always felt srk’s career was better off before kjo. Decent acting, good script choice everything was working for him. Then kjo popped in his life and everything commercialised. I really hope srk gets over kjo’s influence and he is still capable to deliver hits.

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  13. Rami says:

    KJO-genius, star maker now wants to be bigger star then his client’s!,what is wrong with this kind of thinking… Let me count the ways… However, much rather watch how this play in real time! Manuplation, PR wars,and fake life long friendships have been exposed , none other,then Kjo, aunty, in his own book! The end of friendship with Kajol! Only shows Kjo aunty is very fake,yes,he is a business man, ruthless in playing games to make money, by using and discarding other’s who wants to be used for thier own gains!, However, the raise of srk, a true outsider, to become a king in BW, will be a great bio epic , in the future! Kjo the genius for star builder should be taken with a grain of salt! There is a higher power, if the power of the universe give someone the luck to be blessed with gift in any field, no one can stand in the way! Living example, is SRK, there were nepo kids, powerful artists, even srk himself came in the way of his success, yet he still reached the top level of success!,Elivs, in HW is another story of someone reach the top, because it is the will of higher power, that blessed some people with extra luck! So, Kjo, already standing on a slippery slope,he wants to create a image of someone , all powerful, but he can not control who public will make super star! RK or RS, or Sara or Jhanvi ? SRK, Amir and salman are Legend ! The joke of the century, Kjo is going to make a star of the Legend, who are khans, or replace their legacy to BW! Really!!!!

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  14. Jojo says:

    Karan Johar is one sick individual. There are many terrible people in Bollywood. But no one is so fake and so nefarious. Evil man. I hope the Khans make a comeback and reign for some more years. If Karan’s plans come true, Bollywood will be a fiefdom for ugly Nepo kids like Alia and RK.

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  15. Monalisa says:

    I’m of the minority who watched Zero and I love SRK but that movie is utter crap. Baua Singh was a very unlikable character but SRK was good. Anushka as I suspected from the trailer was really bad. She was all over the place inconsistent was a headache to watch. She deserve all the flak she got form critics and audience for that horrendous performance. Kat was really good she emoted very well. I wished Kat’s part was longer and I’m no Kat fan. The first half was okay but the second half was a disaster. The makers totally lost the plot in the second half.

    SRK’s downfall is because unlike Aamir, Ajay and Akki he is still stuck in a rut still playing the lover boy character he played when he was in his 20-30s. He should reinvent himself like Aamir, Akki and Ajay do more diverse roles not only lover boy roles. I know a lot of SRK fans who are dejected and stopped watching his movies in theatres long ago. Even I skipped Dilwale, JHMS, Raees,JTHJ because the trailers were bad. I did not watch TOH, Race 3 but the way Salman and Aamir fans were crying on twitter I know the films were bad. Aamir has a lot of goodwill of the audience and people did not accept such a bad film from him. After Dangal he came out with crap. Salman’s hardcore fans hated Race 3 but because they are loyalists they did watch it. Salman could still survive doing the massy masala action movies if the movies are good.

    The Khans especially SRK need to do age appropiate roles. No one want to see 50 plus men romancing 20 plus girls or running after them like lover boys. SRK lost a lot of goodwill of the audience and fans because of the utter crap he has been putting out for the past five to six year. That is reflected in hs box office numbers.

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  16. Deep says:

    Errrrr..regarding the panda controversy, I think you r being too harsh admin…the comments were crass I admit, but that’s it…if he shares such casual conversations with his parents I think it is ok…the only people who have the right to be offended here are the women he hooked up with..and I don’t think they have a problem…we all are expressing outrage on someone else’s behalf..the girls willingly went with him, so it’s consensual…we all need to save our outrage for the genuine harassment cases, not that gossipy shit show… And calling the parents ‘Pimps’ is so pathetic…Pandya needs counseling, nothing more nothing less….m sure my opinion is gonna be trashed mostly, but I don’t care honestly…

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  17. Cool says:

    Junglee billi PC lol😂
    And y u ppl r worrying abt srk . It’s not as if he don’t give another hit movie, he is gng to live in roads. He has net worth of 5100 crores . He didn’t even have to work anymore in life. R if u worry that ppl will criticize him cruelly for his downfall, he can get his own island ( Maybe he already it) and live peacefully for the rest of his life . And pls salman has to go for all the crimes he did and for supporting other culprits . Aamir is not like these both . Doesnt play romantic r action hero all time. He did dangal. So
    there r chances , he can bounce back bcoz he really survive only on his acting n story rather than charisma or dancing which fades out with age for other Khan’s.
    3 decades and only 3 superstars. How come there weren’t others?? Don’t u think they have hand in not letting other talented actors reach the top?? So when some1 works against others , they should know there will be ppl working against them too. It’s abt time some1 making it possible it’s a long over due.

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    • dala says:

      not true that there werent others…Ajay, Akshay, HR, Anil are all superstars who not only survived but thrived. Everyone sabotages everyone to a small extent but kjo has been ruthless to his ‘bhai’

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    • Ana says:

      can you stop this rant about his 5000 crore of net worth? it doesnt take long for money to come fast and go fast.. It is really idiotic to assume that everyone is a money expert when almost no one is.

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    • Cool says:

      @ dala some ppl would say srk is more than ‘Bhai’ to kjo
      @,Ana net worth not only includes cash but also value of properties and things a person own. along with this, Srk has annual income Of 250+ crores (as of 2017)

      • Mahendra Agarwal says:

        The earning has already fallen to 56 crores in 2018 and if Srk doesn’t get hit soon it would fall more, the expense will not also because he lives ”king’ style

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  18. NewGirl says:

    SRK promoted Zero even after it flopped on almost all reality shows except KWK and India’s Got Talent.

    Rajeev Masand is KJo’s minion, for him to come out with an article like this… matlab its not even a secret anymore.

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    • Anon says:

      Yupp. If anything Karan has probably sanctioned this information to align himself with the ‘New Age’ stars. Really stomach churning stuff. Many years ago, when Big B reinvented himself after his lean phase and came back on the scene with KBC, I used to always notice that he seemed dead-behind-the-eyes. No matter the success, in every interview he sounded guarded and always a little disengaged, even to this day. Now I get why. Im not saying these stars are angels themselves but when a star of SRK or Amitabh’s magnitude falters, they really get to see the ugly side of humanity at a scale we are lucky enough not to, as folks with ordinary lives. After you see everyone’s true colours, I imagine it would be hard to go back to behaving normally with everyone no matter how much of a comeback you make.

      I hope every new kid on the block sees this, from RK, Varun, RS, Varun, Ayushman and realises how fickle ppl like this are. Karan is especially irritating because he thinks his cutesy demeanour will mask his ugly and seriously nefarious intent but it does not.

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    • LondonThumakda says:

      oh yeah I didn’t realise ..this season of KWK didn’t have shah rukh and he needed it to promote zero..i dont know what happened between them but if its a case of karan unfriending him because of box office failure then SRK is better off without him. itne matlabi insaan se to door hi theek hai. and i mean even if this is it for SRK, his legacy will never be forgotten. not just in India. when i visited Egypt and Morocco people ran up to me and shouted “shah rukh khan” “shah rukh khan” ..they love bollywood and for them bollywood is shah rukh khan 🙂

      ayushman and rajkumar have really good script sense and seem far too grounded to get carried away by KJO and his nonsense… deep + veer have rejected KJO films before so i dont see why they would get manipulated now…btw deepika hinted she rejected a film because they were paying a lot more to an actor “whose films had not been doing well”. i’m guessing its ranbir but does anyone know which film she is talking about?

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    • Monalisa says:

      @london she was talking about the Luv Ranjan movie.

    • Ana says:

      Spot on all of you excect Deep Veer shit, they both are very average, as soon as Bhansali will drop them they will lay flat on ground, Unfortunately Deepika sucked even in Bhansali’s movies. Makeup and clothes cant compesate for acting. Why does she talk like uneducated prude despite born to successful tennis star father is beyond me.
      Anon– you are so right about AB being disinterested in people after all thoese failed years, unfortunately he still runs after money depite realising the true nature of mayawi world and try to seek solace in deep spirituality.
      Is Masand gay? If yes, that would definitely explain his closeness to Kebabjo, i feel LGBT crowd suport each other even if they dont have any personal involvement.

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    • LondonThumakda says:

      @monalisa oh thank god …I’m dying to see her in something but luv ranjan + ranbir combo would have been too cringe

    • Nefarious says:

      I agree. DeepVeer are average. In fact, whenever i see ranveer on screen i just see acting…somehow i can never see.him as the character barring band baja..deepika was great in chennai and yjhd..else shes avg

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  19. Sara says:

    Karan Johar is a sly fox. He knows his game. Khans will be finished, others will come and go but he’ll always be in Bollywood because he has no principles, tomorrow if SRk will give a hit movie Karan will run after him again calling him a “brother”. This year is very risky for him because he has some big budget movies coming. Let’s see if he can make Brahmastra, kalank and specially that “historical magnum opus” starring Ranveer, Alia, Vicky and Kareena work. BTW it’s funny how Bhansali’s success with his last 3 ” epic” movies made karan so jealous that he also wants to make something ” epic” to prove that he is as good as Bhansali.

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    • Anon says:

      ITA with everything you said. Have a feeling Brahmastra will be a hit only because Ayan seems to know what he’s doing, Kalank will be average hit as Shashank is not that much in control but he gets the job done. Takht promises to be a hot bloated mess simply because Karan never has anything new to SAY. He sometimes lifts from Yash Chopra, sometimes from Imtiaz and now SLB He’ll break even and recover costs for Takht no doubt, with promotional videos, music and satellite rights but it will be ADHM types. No one is talking about it 2 years later and it’s largely forgotten.

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  20. leaps says:

    rajeev has just confirmed what I have said about kjo since last few years. It was only a matter of a time before the narcissist in kjo jumped out in full form. living in the shadows for years must be tough for a man like him. the man who swore srk was bhai is well happy digging a grave fr his bhai’s career and its not surprising its bw after all

    Alia is the poster star kid of brand dharma that kjo will use to attract star kids and their parents who at end of the day wont mind ending the khans especially those who career was overshadowed by the khans by associating with star kid familes kjo keeps the power dynamic in his favor he will get them to pull the strings for him and yes these insiders would like it if their kids and not outsiders made it big in industry

    As for outsiders in future well there are and will be nothing more the means to and end for kjo. as soon as a star kids makes it comparable to ranveer watch kjo go after rs. he didnt take any successful actress with him to meeting with pm because optics matter and kjo msg is clear only alia matter. every outsider will struggle even more than ranveer. kjo just got producers to replace tapsee (an actors with proven acting skills)with a star kid with no releases and this is why alia sits on a round table and says women centric have always been there. dont forget kjo controls what alia earns and in future he will decide what his minions earn not to mention he is also using them to increase his price.

    kangana did the best thing by exposing kjo and nepotism but kjo has made it his mission to get rid of any outsider that can compete with his minions

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    • Monalisa says:

      @leaps Kjo gave Taapsee’s part to Bhumi not Ananya. Pati Patni Aur Woh have 2 heroines. Now people can’t complain that nepopapa took roles from outsider and gave it to a nepo kid.

      Ranveer and Ranbir can never be controlled by Kjo… Ranveer is a hardcore YRF loyalist he will never abandon Adi even if Adi ruins his career. Even Kjo will know this. He is using Kjo not the other way around. And he knows very well kjo will throw him out when he is of no use. Kjo started running after him after RL. Offered him Shuddhi which he rejected and kjo in his radio show in 2017 (before Simmba) said he offered RS 2 movies but he always reject them and he don’t know why but always wants to work with him. Back in 2013 RS was not as big as he is now so in a way he is control now not kjo. Smart move on his part. He took a Kjo movie when he is big enough that kjo neees him to make his career and not the other way around. Every other person SSR, KA,Pari,Bhumi, Anu all accepted the movie when kjo offered them but RS waited till he is a big star. Kjo needs him and his box office pull to make Takht work more than ever.. Simmba was always a Rohit Reliance production since it was rumoured in 2016 it was in December 2017 when Dharma’s name was associated with the project.

      Kjo loves RK the most and he wants him on the top. Ranbir does his own thing and took Kjo’s help when his career was at the last leg with ADHM. He gave high budget trilogy to him when he was giving flops and unbankabale. But unlike Alia his career is not curated by Kjo he just get the undivided support. So he will never support anyone who will destroy RK. He loves money so RS is going to make him a lot of money that is his bottom line. I’m more worried for KA and Vicky. They just started but he will cut them lose when they become a threat to RK.

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    • leaps says:

      @monalisa Bhumi is an outsider to aid kjo’s projects and not a threat to alia and bhumi’s career is controlled by yrf that is adi kjo close friend tapsee an outside to kjo minions circle can give alia a run for her money on acting skills

      Kjo uses every outsider after they give a big hit. shahid got shandar after haider, pari got hasi to phase, akshay got brothers after his hits and the list goes on, btw the costars were all outsiders . karan is working with rs and look at his costars all of them are his minions. I am not saying ranveer will switch to dharma my only point is kjo is about to makes lives of outsiders even more difficult . I said he will go after any outsider who can compete with his minions and kjo can definitely go after ranveer if one of his minion become big enough in future. its about kjo narcissistic need to be in control and power of all things not his love for his minions

      vicky seems over confident enjoying kjo’s attention , raj kumar and ayushman should be careful

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    • Anon says:

      @Mona – quite right. I feel if KJO adores anyone dil se it’s Ranbir. I see the same kind of obsession he had for SRK at his peak. With RS I feel he had no choice but to work with him because the audience responds to RS but RK has some weird pull on him for sure. And yes, he will never be owned by him.

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    • leaps says:

      even in getting rid of tapsee with his minion kjo threw the blame at kartik the guy who lost his only successful director to ranbir ROFL. everyone expect star kids is fair game and means to an end because star kids bring in influence of insiders.

    • leaps says:

      @monalisa have you not seen ranbir the man who kept his love life low now parading his sherabat ridden love for his movie I mean kjo has kapoor clan going gaga after alia in days and ranbir is now using kjo to revive his career also do not forget the kapoor clan has massive influence in bw why would kjo not want that on his side

    • Monalisa says:

      @anon I agree. Kjo’s obsession and his love for RK is real. kjo loves bollywood lineage and surnames. He is an elitist and a snob. RK is the scion of Kapoor family. So for him the ultimate prince/king of bollywood should be RK, no.. He is the new SRK in Kjo’s life. He is more vested in him than his own proteges Sid and Varun. He plug and promote RK everywhere. He is now trying to resurrect RK’s career for him.

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    • Monalisa says:

      @leap I agree with everything you wrote in regards to how Kjo uses successful outsiders to further the careers of his minion. Always agreed with your theory on kjo’s way of using the rising stars to further the caeeers of his minions..He is being so meherbaan to Bhumi only because she is no threat to Alia. We have seen how he treated Alia’s actual competion at one point Pari. Kjo is plugging Alia with DP on Kwk. So he thinks Aloo baby is at the same level as DP,Anu,Kat not Bhumi, Pari, Janhvi or others.

      Takht is a vanity project for Kjo to prove that it is not SLB who could do period movies an audition tape for his minions Alia, Janhvi so they might get casted in a SLB movie, KKK finally get to star in aSLB esque period film because her dream for so long as SLB will never cast her after their fallout. Getting RS onboard Takht brought some credibilty to the movie as people trust RS’s script sense when it comes to period films and I have seen people saying if RS is onboard the script must be good. Thankfully Kjo did not write the script he hired some writers who Anupama, Gwyan were praising for writing exceptional scripts before. Kjo will make this movie work his minions careers his money name everything depends on it. He needs RS’s goodwil accumalted from doing the SLB periods his box office pull more than ever to make it work.

      Kjo pr really made KA the scapegoat. I mean who in their right mind would believe that KA have that kind of pull that he can get Taapsee kicked out so that his rumpured gf could be part of the movie. And by replacing Taapsee with Bhumi he made it look like he took work from Taapsee not because she is an outsider because he gave it Bhumi.. Smartly played by Kjo. I agree Vicky, KA, RKR, Ayushman should be wary of Kjo.

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  21. Helen says:

    Remember that srk’s birthday bash where they went on vacation. It was a patch up party for kjo and srk. Srk was floping badly and was in bad shape. Kjo was acting like he was doing him a favor by attending the birthday. They were friends for so many years and now he is acting like srk is at his Mercy. Gauri will remain grateful to him forever. I mean so much of change in attitude with someone whom he once claimed to be best buddy? What kind of malicious place is Bollywood? What does friendship mean to them really?

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    • Mahendra Agarwal says:

      I believe Kho is taking revenge on Srk because in his prime time Srk never ever gave any respect to Kjo or for that matter to anyone he was known to be extremely manupallative that’s why he fought with Sallu but when his career sanked he became freind with Salman same with Amir , Srk never was freindly with anyone and was extremely egoistic and arrogant and was he is getting is karma

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  22. Anon says:

    The upshot is that Karan has once and for all revealed his true face. Does he think we’ve forgotten how he used to fawn on and on and on and ON over SRK? Even in his wretched book An Unsuitable Boy he writes about how he dislikes all the new actors even if they are talented because their PR personas are fake and he mentions Ranveer, RK and Varun by name and how they will never get audience love like SRK and Salman. hope this entire debacle also opens SRK’s eyes…no one will stand by him in this phase except Gauri and his family. PC left him – good for her though- KJO is pretending like he was never a chamcha ..all rats will leave the sinking ship.

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  23. nefarious says:

    With such malicious intentions, how did he get Aamir and SRK show up for the blockbuster pic?

    ALso, what about his so called bond with Gauri and plans to launch suhana?

    • Amanda says:

      Gauri and SRK are together only for photos. I don’t think gauri cares for srk’s career anymore. She seems to be more busy promoting her store and also promoting her children. I think kjo will take responsibility of launching suhana and Aryan. KJo is always looking out to launch star kids who can be future stars. Once suhana’s and aryan’s career takes off successfully, gauri will probably stop pretending to in love with SRK.

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  24. NewGirl says:

    Remember reading a piece early last year, that there is going to be a serious powershift in Bollywood by the end of the year. None of the Khan movies were out then.

    The new found brotherhood with RS, Ajay and the other one makes me gag! Ajay and Akshay must be entertaining KJo for the same. SRK is down, Salman is declining and Aamir gave the first flop in a million years.

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    • Anon says:

      Agree about the new brotherhood. Although, after everything KJO has done to Kajol, she would be wise to not hedge her bets with such an opportunist. Ajay seems calculating and street smart so Im sure he wont fall for KJO’s BS and is probably using him for his own benefit too- and why should he not? Kajol on the other hand seems to be purely driven on emotion and friendship. She should learn from Shahrukh’s messy end with KJO and wisen up.

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    • Monalisa says:

      Akki and RS is not a newfound thing but they have been close professionally since 2015. Google and you will find many pics and many events they attended together.. Even Twinkle was promoting befikre/RS on twitter in 2016. Or Ranveer met Akshay as a child so he is big Akki fanboy. There is a pic of them together and everything. Ajay is part of the franchise so he hanged out with him since 2017. Pics will be seen if you google.
      just because pics of them togerher this year now does not mean they became friends or that they got close this year.

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    • NewGirl says:

      Ranveer’s always a fanboy. Akshay, Govinda and now Ajay Devgan. He’s like KJo.

      Its hard to take him seriously when he says that, tbh.

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    • crazyworld says:

      @anon, i think Kajol already knows what kind of friends she has, especially after the way Adi Chopra treated her during the clash with her husband’s film. Rumours had it that Ajay D was charged way higher than standard fare for using YRF studios that year, even after she intervened. Also, recall the same YRF camp passed a rumour that Kajol was invited but refused to attend the Yash Chopra event until Ajay came out publicly to say she was never invited despite being a successful YRF heroine whereas almost all actresses were invited even those who never acted in a YRF film. Even SRK stood against them as he was the hero and co-producer. She even stayed away from SRK for a while before he apparently apologized to Ajay on a film set (i think Singham) before signing her for Dilwale.

      Not to mention that she started staying away from KJo after someone (i strongly suspect Ranbir) informed Ajay about how KJo was bad mouthing her. Yes, we all know Ajay D cheats but whatever was said about Kajol must have been so awful that Ajay allegedly yelled at KJo “you can say whatever you want to say about me, but don’t ever say anything about my wife.”

      I strongly believe Karan tried to sabotage Shivaay hence the Devgns’ reaction during the ADHM/Shivaay clash. But everyone even the media supported KJo. Even so-called close pal SRK helped to launch the book that was promoted using Karan’s awful words to Kajol.

      Perhaps they thought Ajay Devgn would flop after that, but lo and behold, his films are still making money. Even Shivaay crossed 100 crores even though it flopped. Kajol’s big mistake was restricting herself to SRK-KJo-Adi camp and Ajay, and focusing on family rather than her career. Even her reliance to Ajay is not guaranteed as the power shift has happened. He can decide to divorce her without it affecting his career. Especially as her film last year flopped badly. I just hope she would be smart enough to get a good lawyer if that happens. Frankly, it would take a serious miracle for her career to bounce back without the connections she once had.

      On the other hand, SRK is getting a taste of Karan’s medicine. If Karan and Adi could treat their own friend who is an insider like them with her husband who is also an insider, did he really expect them to treat him better? Despite over 25 years in the industry, he’s still seen as the Outsider. Most insiders deeply resent him. The first films that made him a star were originally offered to industry kids. Even new gen’s love is just lip service. Now that Salman and Aamir have overtaken him in box office collections, rumours has it he’s not treated with respect in the YRF camp. When Raees and Sultan were going to clash, i heard a report that Adi Chopra refused to move dates for SRK and mocked his box office collections during a meeting they had.

      I strongly believe Karan is behind the fake reviews that came out for Zero. I even read he was trying to blackmail cinema owners to give Zero only one week of release. Unlike the Devgns though, SRK didn’t say anything.

      I’m proud of SRK though. He may no longer enjoy the love of the audience like before but the man worked hard to get where he is and succeeded in spite of everything. If he reinvents himself like Amitabh Bachchan did, he’ll rise again.

      Anyway, my opinion is no matter what KJo does, none of these newcomers are going to be the legends that the Khans are. As recent events have shown, more millenials and movie watchers are not blind followers. The scripts are what matters now.

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    • Hmm says:

      Am i the only one who thinks that religion might also play a role in the resentment against the Khans? They may be pissed that in a majority Hindu nation, muslims (or people with muslim surname) are the top three super stars from the 90s till date.

      Never mind, the 3 Khans are an impressive phenomenon. Even now, if anyone wants to measure their success, they measure it against the Khans. E.g “XXX’s box office collections was higher than *** Khan”, “XXX is a successful actress despite no films with Khans”, “XXX’s beats *** Khan in hottest men list” just to mention a few.

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    • dala says:

      I definitely think this power shift has happened partially due to politics and the hindu/muslim angle. the khans have received a lot of love but there has been an underhanded campaign of sorts to undercut them on the basis of religion from within the industry. from everything i have heard, it’s not like those playing the religious angle really believe in this stuff, but it’s one more spot to attack (atleast in srk’s case i know theyre doing this) where he’s most vulnerable aka religion. SRK has created most amount of resentment amongst industry insiders because of his wealth…he’s richer than Tom Effing Cruise!!! That’s no joke!!

      It’s really sad because the Indian audiences are really really religion-blind and caste-blind on their own…they dont care where you come from …after all theyve made srk and salman what they are. but yes, if you fan these kinds of fires amongst people, they will fall for it in the current climate. which is why what kjo is doing (modi alignment etc) is particularly egregious.

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      • Universal says:

        Bringing religion angle for ageing stars making shit movies. Slow claps I say.
        So for Indian audience (Hindus specifically if we go by your assertions), their test of being secular is keep watching trash movies server up by the Khans. Doesnt matter if the same audience made them stars in first place even making a movie like PK which mocked Hindu gods/godmen a huge hit.
        Bdw, I have a counter question – Why don’t Khans make patriotic movies?
        Slow claps again.

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    • Anonymous says:

      well if people like Aamir who got so much love from a hindu dominant population go and make a movie that micks their religion and calls the world’s largest democracy intolerant then why would the audience keep loving him but they still showed love for Dangal. So its not politics its just that these guys dish our crap and expect people to love it. content is king. RK is a hindu then why doesn’t he have the same power or greater power? it is because he does shit movies. so stop making everything about politics. jeez.

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    • kiran101 says:

      @ dala

      The new fad is make shit movies and blame audience and BJp govmt even more recently. Like anon said ….Aaamir has been most anti BJP among khans and even after PK movie Dangal is enormous HIT.

      Hindu -Muslim angle was even presnt during Congress regime , nothing new . When time is right , the truth from everyone’s heart emerges… There is a certain dissatisfaction among the majoritarians in the entire world and how their voice is not heard .

      Aneways there is no evidence that SRK flops have anything to do with current govnt . SInce aamir who is clearly anti BJP has done absolutely well with PK and Dangaal when BJP govmnt is there.

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    • dala says:

      @Kiran you misunderstand me. i am not saying BJP is actively sabotaging..I am saying from within the industry ppl with grudges are getting a chance to hit SRK where it hurts the most. They may not really believe in this angle personally but in the industry ppl use whatever ammo they have to pull you down..whatever is different about you…outsider vs insider. Unfortunately for SRK it is his religion that is different. Aamir has done exceedingly well since Lagaan but SRK was undisputed No.1 for two decades and has a shitload of people against him..much more than Aamir or Salman who are at the end of the day still industry kids..never forget that. As you are saying, majoritarian community has grievances…that is fair..you have a point…but that makes the current environment all the more favourable for ppl (not bjp, not public, but ppl with grudges) to throw shade at SRK as belonging to “THAT religion”

      As for Indian public, they make hit or flop, no doubt in my mind. SRK’s flops are due to his bad choices. But average ppl like Rambo or RS are being positioned as the karaara jawaab to SRK (quite unnecessary i feel…they have still much to prove. i mean simba was a very bad film) and Kebabjo is jumping on that bandwagon. Just my thoughts and based on what Ive heard from industry ppl.

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    • kiran101 says:

      @ Dala

      SRK never made true friends or did not stick to the one’s he made. Ajay – Salman – Rohit Shetty are better friends than KJO-Adi. He let all the sucking up get to him. KJO was once responsible for hyping SRK in KWK as famous than Tom Cruise and all. I blame his ego.

      SIMMBA is not a bad movie. It is a highly ntertaining mvoie which caters to a large section of audience and by no means do not disrespect that .It stayed true to the genre unlike ZERO which did not cater to any kind of audience .

      I would rate current generation actors like Ranveer, Ranbir, Ayushmann, Rajkumar more than any 90’s and 80’s stars . They work so hard to pick diverse roles…try to attain physical and mental transformtion.

      Amitabh lot his box office apeal by his 2nd innings and becase a character artist. So when u say SRK bounce back like Big B i dunno if thats wat happened.

      Audience are not sentimental…they move on.

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  25. kala says:

    The son of the pimping parents has been named pretty aptly I must say…..now imagine if it was a daughter doing that..how cool would they be then about it?..

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