Karan Johar: Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor are not here because of nepotism

Karan Johar along with ‘Dhadak’s lead actors, Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter, launched the trailer of the film yesterday. At the trailer launch event, a small media interaction took place with the media in Mumbai.

While addressing Janhvi and Ishaan, Karan was all praises for their talent and hard work. “Irrespective of their family backgrounds the star kids worked hard to reach the position where they are today,” the mentor said.

At the launch, Karan was asked about the things he has to keep in mind when he makes films with actors who come with a filmy background. To which KJo said, “That they grow beyond their name and make their own identity. I think that is our responsibility and their responsibility.”

He added, “These days people focus more on names rather than the talent, but they tend to forget that one puts a lot of hard work, heart, dedication, discipline and mental preparation to face the camera, the audience and the media. It is not easy, really. It is difficult.”

Karan didn’t mention the term nepotism, which had become a widely used term when actress Kangana Ranaut accused Karan of being a ‘flag bearer of nepotism’ two years ago, but had something to say on it. (Also Read: Netizens troll Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor’s ‘Dhadak’ trailer by calling it a poor adaptation)

He said, “We always use a tag, like a word of the season. I know that word (nepotism) was doing around for last two years and I am again, perhaps, encouraging the same concept, but I will not utter the word. I want to say, they (Ishaan and Janhvi) are not here because of that word, but because of their hard work.”

Karan also spoke about the movie and called it an innocent love story. “‘Dhadak’ is about an innocent love story, to bring such innocence on-screen, I needed the first-time talent,” Johar concluded.

Besides Ishaan and Janhvi, Karan Johar has also launched some more star kids like Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt (Student Of The Year) in Bollywood. With ‘Student Of The Year 2’ he is going to launch Chunky Panday’s daughter, Ananya Panday.

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Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor is all set to make her debut with the film ‘Dhadak’ along with Ishaan Khatter. Directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions, the film is set to release tomorrow.

Many celebs recently watched the film in the special screening and they could not stop praising the duo for their performance. Khushi Kapoor, who is also excited about her sister’s debut had the perfect excitement to share.

In a video, Janhvi Kapoor’s sister Khushi Kapoor, who is seen sitting inside the car, is doing the signature step of the Hindi version of ‘Zingaat’. She looked cheerful and excited while performing the step and also looked happy for her sister’s Bollywood debut.

The video was shared by Khushi Kapoor on her Instagram story and she tagged Ishaan and Janhvi and captioned it, “Mood cuz Dhadak is out TOMORROW!!!”

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‘Dhadak’ is an adaptation of Marathi superhit film ‘Sairat’ which was directed by Nagraj Manjule and starred Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar in lead roles. The song ‘Zingaat’ was a huge hit and the Hindi version composed by Ajay-Atul is also making the right nose amongst the youth.

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Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Rajkummar Rao starrer ‘Fanney Khan’ is one of the most talked about films of the year. The movie is based on an Oscar-nominated Dutch film ‘Everybody’s Famous’ starring Josse De Pauw, Eva Van Der Gucht, Werner De Smedt and Thekla Reuten. Recently the makers had unveiled the trailer of the musical drama that went on to garner much love from fans.

The musical drama that is directed by Atul Manjrekar is all set to hit the screens in August and the makers are raising the curiosity quotient of fans by unveiling some interesting posters.

Veteran actor Anil Kapoor took to his Instagram handle and shared the latest poster of the film. He captioned it as, “Songs for the heart, from the heart! ‬#FanneyKhan Juke Box live now! ‪ @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb @rajkummar_rao @divyadutta25 @ameet_trivedi @kamil_irshad_official @tseries.official @rakeyshommehra @romppictures @atulmanjrekar @fanneykhanfilm #VirendarArora #BhushanKumar #NishantPitti.”

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Anil Kapoor has also shared that a new song ‘Mere Achche Din Kab Aayenge’ ‬from the film will be out tomorrow.

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