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Karan Johar’s shocking confession: “I tried to 'sabotage' Alia Bhatt's casting in Kapoor & Sons”

Filmmaker Karan Johar confessed that he had told Alia Bhatt to not do the film ‘Kapoor & Sons‘ and reveals that he had tried to sabotage her casting as well

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Bollywood director Karan Johar, who is the godfather of actress Alia Bhatt makes a shocking confession as he reveals that he tried to 'sabotage' the actress’ casting in the 2016 Kapoor & Sons.

Directed by Shakun Batra, Kapoor & Sons starred Sidharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan in lead roles along with Alia Bhatt. The film also starred Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah.

Speaking during an 'Inside the writers' room' session on Clubhouse, Karan Johar confessed that he had told Alia Bhatt to not do the film since she did not have a meaty part. He said:

“I tried to sabotage her casting because I had a one-on-one with Alia and I said, 'Listen, you don't have to do every Dharma film. You don't like it, you don't do it because the part is really nothing.' She was like, 'Yeah, I know but I love Shakun (Batra), I'll just hear it for him, he's a good friend.' I said, 'Yeah, yeah, but don't do it. It's fine because it's called Kapoor & Sons and you're not a Kapoor in the film.'"

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However, Alia heard the script and decided to do the film. Karan added:

"She heard (the script) and she comes to my room and says, 'I really want to do this film, I really love the script, I don't care about my role.' I thought more power to her that she actually didn't see the footage, she didn't see the length of the role, she just saw the film and I wish all actors in our industry thought like that.”

KJo also shared that he had reached out to six leading actors for the role of Rahul Kapoor, who played a homosexual man, but none of the actors agreed to do it. The part was then  played by Fawad Khan.

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BiloxiBlues 2 months ago Aah! One of those copycat directors from India, among a bunch of others forgettable types. His movies are completely out of touch with the reality that is India. Even when trying to "entertain," they are anything but.
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priya185 2 months ago Dharma productions has become nepotism productions
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luvumjht 2 months ago Lol, really trying to play sympathy card Mr Kjo. The girl can choose and pick any project she wants.. how many others have that option.
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brat2008 2 months ago Lol ! That’s not sabotaging that’s called looking out for her 🙄
Imagine Karan johar going against The Mahesh Bhatt😤
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