Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan take potshots at Kangana Ranaut at IIFA 2017: Nepotism rocks

IIFA 2017: Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan, who were hosting the gala, revisited the much-talked about issue which started in Bollywood when Kangana Ranaut branded Karan Johar as a flagbearer of nepotism on his chat show. Varun Dhawan also joined them.

By: IANS | New York | Updated: July 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Karan Johar, saif ali khan, Kangana Ranaut, iifa 2017 Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan took potshots at Kangana Ranaut during IIFA 2017.

Filmmaker Karan Johar, along with actors Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan — all of whom belong to film families — didn’t shy away from raking up the nepotism debate once again at the IIFA Awards event here on Sunday night. Karan and Saif, who were hosting the gala, revisited the much-talked about the issue which started in Bollywood when Queen star Kangana Ranaut branded Karan as a “flagbearer of nepotism” on his chat show.

When Varun joined the two actors on the stage at the Metlife Stadium to receive the Best Performance in a Comic Role for “Dishoom”, Saif joked that the actor had made it big in the industry because of his father, director David Dhawan.

“You are here because of your pappa,” Saif quipped. Varun said: “And you’re here because of your mummy (veteran actress Sharmila Tagore).” Karan then promptly added: “I am here because of my pappa (late filmmaker Yash Johar).” They then said in unison: “Nepotism rocks”. Varun then didn’t leave a chance to take a potshot at Karan saying: “There was a song in your film… ‘Bole choodiyan, bole kangana.”

Karan, with his quick wit, then commented: “Kangana naa hi bole toh achha hai… Kangana bahut bolti hai. (It’s better Kangana doesn’t say anything, she talks a lot.”
At the IIFA Awards night, actors Taapsee Pannu and The Black Prince actor Satinder Sartaaj didn’t miss a chance to ask Karan if they could get a role in his films or feature on “Koffee With Karan” respectively.

“It is my dream to be on ‘Koffee With Karan”, sir. Ek baar zarur bulaana (Call me at least),” Sartaaj said.

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  1. A
    Jul 17, 2017 at 11:14 pm
    Varun is a mediocre actor, he doesn't need to settle scores for KJO. KJO likes to coo when he is surrounded by his harem of men. He likes to shoot over their shoulders and instigate them to gang up against his rivals. Left alone, he can't stand for himselves and hams up the "I'm and lonely" drum. His family made B-grade films in Dharma so he should not try to pretend that he comes from an illustrious family. Just like Varun. Hope Saif apologizes to KR since he is the only decent person and expected better of him!
    1. A
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      Jul 17, 2017 at 11:34 am
      wow good news : /2017/07/karan-johar-saif-ali-khan-take-shots
      1. N
        Jul 17, 2017 at 10:30 am
        These three "Mard" found courage thousand of miles away to say this thing. Kangana, you will keep haunting this industry for sure. Kangana keep talking and keep busy these status quo forces. m Karachi.
        1. R
          Jul 17, 2017 at 8:39 am
          It seems that the Kangana's comments have made a serious dent on Karan Johar and Co. This proves Kangana is right.
          1. Malhar Pathak
            Jul 17, 2017 at 5:47 am
            I would prefer watching a cartoon or an old Black and White film instead of this garbage called IIFA.
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