Karan Johar calls himself the ‘brand ambassador’ of nepotism

At a recently held event of his upcoming venture ‘Ittefaq’, Karan Johar brought back the famous topic of nepotism taking a dig at himself along with other colleagues with a background of film.

The press conference had Siddharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, and Akshay Khanna along with producers Shah Rukh and Kapil Chopra and director Abhay Chopra in attendance.

“On the platform, today, there are two non-nepotistic people- Shah Rukh Khan and Siddharth Malhotra and rest of us – Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, Akshay Khanna, son of late actor Vinod Khanna, Abhay Chopra and Kapil Chopra, sons of late filmmaker Ravi Chopra, are the brand ambassadors of nepotism. As we stand together, it speaks a volume about how worth they are equally, efficiently and correctly…,” Karan quipped. (Also Read: Karan Johar will have kids Roohi and Yash for company at Dharma office)

The Nepotism debate stirred up while the 5th episode of Karan’s talk show ‘Koffee With Karan’ was live and Kangana Ranaut called him the ‘flag bearer of nepotism’, indirectly accusing him of giving a chance only to starkids. Following that, during the recent IIFA ceremony, Karan accompanied by Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan took a dig at Kangana on the stage.

However, the ‘joke’ wasn’t exactly perceived as a joke and they ended up aplogising.

Inputs From IANS