In Season 5 of Karan Johar’s much talked about Koffee With Karan, Kangana Ranaut had started a nepotism battle. Ranaut was bold enough to call out on the nepotism and favouritism that goes on in Bollywood. But one thing you couldn’t have missed is her co-guest, Saif Ali Khan’s reaction to her remark. Now, years later, Khan has commented on the issue of nepotism, following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
While talking to a leading daily, Khan said, “I have no idea what Kangana was saying on Koffee with Karan because I don’t think like that. I mean if you come on to a show and if you’ve got an agenda prepared to take the host down, my mind doesn’t work like that. I don’t understand. So I was a little surprised obviously. But these issues have absolutely nothing to do with me and I tend to find myself in the middle of them. Maybe I should think sometimes before commenting.”
He added, “As far as Karan is concerned, he has made himself a large symbol and because he has put on so many different hats. It seems like he’s attracting a lot of flak for it. I’m sure it’s not all deserved. The truth is always complicated. There’s much more to it but unfortunately, people aren’t interested in that. They are just interested in symbols. He just happens to be a symbol for something at the moment that is not very popular. I hope the tide is over and better things that he is known for like a filmmaker and producer shines through.”
The Go Goa Gone actor also spoke about inequality and said, “There is inequality in India that needs to be explored. Nepotism, favouritism and camps are different subjects. Even I have been a victim of nepotism but nobody speaks of that. I’m happy to see more people from film institutes come to the forefront.”
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