Filmmaker Karan Johar mentioned that he was honoured to obtain the distinguished Padma Shri award in the identical yr as actress Kangana Ranaut.
Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has been feted with the Padma Shri for his contribution within the discipline of performing arts, says he’s honoured to obtain the distinguished award in the identical yr as actress Kangana Ranaut.
Tensions sparked off between Kangana and Karan Johar in 2017 after the actress, on Johar’s chat’s present “Koffee With Karan”, known as him “intolerant” in the direction of outsiders and the”flag bearer of nepotism” within the movie trade.
The director was later seen cracking a joke at a Bollywood awards ceremony in New Jersey, when he together with actors Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan, chanted “nepotism rocks” on the stage.
Kangana’s touch upon the speak present, in addition to Johar’s response, triggerred off widespread social media trolling in opposition to many trade youngsters of Bollywood, which continues even right this moment.
However, Johar now insists he doesn’t have any grouse in opposition to Kangana anymore.
“So much has been said about Kangana, me and some kind of rivalry or simmering tension. But at every public event we’ve met, we’ve greeted each other graciously. As a filmmaker, I respect Kangana’s talent, craft, and what she brings to the table. She is an actor who has proved her mettle and is deserving of the honour. Besides Ekta and Adnan Sami, I am honoured to receive the Padma Shri alongside Kangana,” Johar mentioned, in keeping with bollywoodlife.com.
He additionally spoke about working with Kangana in future.
“Tomorrow, if I have a film for which I need Kangana, I will pick up the phone and call her. Whatever the problem, whatever may have been said on social media, is irrelevant to me. I’m a filmmaker and she’s an artiste and no amount of personal bias should come in the way of that relationship. I believe in that and will stand by it,” mentioned Johar.
Producer Ekta Kapoor, and singers Suresh Wadkar and Adnan Sami had been different Padma Shri recipients from the world of leisure this yr.