Kangana and Karan
Kangana and Karan

Kangana Ranaut made headlines when she accused Karan Johar of nepotism on his show Koffee With Karan. The two have since then been embroiled in what seems like a war of words, while the topic has become quite the discussion with other Bollywood celebrities.

Karan did an interview with Barkha Dutt recently, where she prodded him about Kangana and asked if he was nepotistic on Koffee With Karan. Here’s are excerpts from the interview..

I was not at all. I felt like I was attacked, she was the missile and I was the target. I was not being nepotistic or sexist, I was just like she has her opinion and she is giving her thoughts. She clearly learned those 12 lines and came and they were wonderful. Even I learn my lines for any interview, these are not criticism.

He added that she was entitled to her opinion.

She had an opinion, she is an exceptional talent and I have always said that. She has her opinion and she said it. Two weeks later I was given a platform and I said what I had to. I don’t know what to say, what she meant, whereas I have never crossed paths with her beyond here and there. She decided to choose me, to make her point which is fine.

When asked about his statement that Kangana should leave Bollywood…

I meant that if you have so many issues and you are still going on with other beats of life, I gave her an option like she gave me one. I have no regrets of being insensitive. I firmly believe she is an exceptional talent. I don’t hate Kangana and she doesn’t hate me. And I don’t regret my words. We are adults and I will probably call her for my next party and I forgot to call for the last one. I would love to call her because I have a great amount of regard for her. She wasn’t attacking me, she was blaming me for something and I was defending for the same.

This controversy won’t be forgotten any time soon, will it? But more props to Kangana for bringing a relevant topic to the fore.