Kareena Kapoor opens up on Kangana-KJo’s ‘nepotism’ row


After Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor and Aamir Khan, now Kareena Kapoor too has opened up on the ‘nepotism’ row surrounding her friend Karan Johar and Kangana Ranaut.

Kareena shares a great bond with the ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ maker, while her husband just starred opposite Kangana in ‘Rangoon’. The ‘Ki & Ka’ actress is also cordial with Kangana. Kareena made wise choice of words while commenting on the issue by not taking sides.

"I don't take Karan's show very seriously, probably because Karan is my brother and it is something that it's a fun show," Kareena told Zoom TV in an interview when asked about her opinion.

She added, "I don't think that he himself take things seriously whatever he says on the show because he is a very free spirited man. He is somebody who is very magnanimous and very big and very humane. So, I think it's a show that's meant to be in fun. I don't think it's meant to be dissected and talk about he said this and that... I don't think so."  

The controversy started on ‘Koffee with Karan 5’ when Kangana called host Karan ‘flag-bearer of nepotism’ and ‘intolerant’ towards outsiders in Bollywood and was running a ‘movie mafia’. KJo hit back saying Kangana has to stop playing the victim card and should leave the industry if she has so many issues with it. The ‘Queen’ actress retorted by saying that the film industry wasn’t a gift for Karan from his father.

Like Kareena, Sonam Kapoor also didn’t find the issue very serious and said that it made for an “entertaining" and "a good bathroom read."

Earlier, Alia Bhatt, who started out with KJo’s directorial ‘Student of the Year’, commented that “a star kid can get that first film due to nepotism. But to constantly get films just because you belong to a filmi family, is not possible.” Without taking names she highlighted some instance where star kids have come and gone without achieving anything. “I am aware people do struggle to make a mark in the industry, but it's not right to blame nepotism,” the ‘Udta Punjab’ actress added.

Speaking to media on his birthday, Aamir Khan said it is a very normal human emotion to try and help people who you love and care for.