Johar, 44, lashed out on Twitter following the backlash for Anushka Sharma’s dialogue in his film, where the actress says, “Mohammad Rafi? Woh gaate kam rote zyada the na?” “Filmmakers making irresponsible remarks at events.. Singers reveling in self importance… Press releases sent to mask insecurities! Ufff…,” he wrote.
Sonu, 43, also took to the micro-blogging site and gave a quick response to Johar by tweeting, “So it’s all about loving your family, and disrespecting others’!! And this is not revelling in Self Importance. UFFFFFFF…”
The singer had supported Rafi’s son Shahid, who slammed Johar for disrespecting the late legend in his film, saying, “If you can listen to the same joke about your parents then we are wrong.
Filmmakers making irresponsible remarks at events..singers revelling in self importance…press releases sent to mask insecurities! Ufff….
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) November 4, 2016
“If your blood boils that how can someone say something like this about my parents, then hum sahi hain.” Meanwhile, during a special screening of Priyanka
Chopra-produced Marathi film “Ventilator”, when Chopra was asked about the remark on Rafi in Johar’s film, he had said, “The name of the film that you took I haven’t seen it. And I don’t intend to watch it. I have no interest.”