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Karan Johar: Social media can be a boon or a curse

Recently, Karan hosted a bash for a number of Bollywood celebrities, including Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Varun Dhawan, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Kapoor, and directors Zoya Akhtar and Ayan Mukerji and he shared a clip from the party on Instagram.

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Karan Johar’s comments come after a video of his star-studded house party, which he shared on Instagram, created a storm. (Photo: Karan Johar/Instagram)

Filmmaker Karan Johar on Monday said social media has its pros and cons.

The director-producer said social media is the best tool to reach out to millions of people but at the same time it has it’s negative side as at times certain things are misunderstood.

Karan’s comments come after a video of his star-studded house party, which he shared on Instagram, created a storm with many people alleging that it was a ‘drug party’.

“Social media has its plus and minuses. It is a boon and a curse. It is a boon when you have to reach millions of people and connect with the world.

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“It is a curse when it is misused or misunderstood and has unnecessary added loops of negativity attached to it. But it is a reality of our existence, we have to deal with it, and hopefully, some of the negatives will get subsided by all the positivity that the world must have,” the director told reporters here.

Recently, Karan hosted a bash for a number of Bollywood celebrities, including Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Varun Dhawan, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Kapoor, and directors Zoya Akhtar and Ayan Mukerji and he shared a clip from the party on the photo/video sharing website.

The 47-year-old filmmaker was talking at the book launch event of Love In The Time of Affluenza written by author Shunali Khullar Shroff.

Talking about the existence of love in the world of showbiz, in the wake of a spate of divorces in recent times, Karan said one shouldn’t segregate the film industry.

“There is real love everywhere, why segregate show business and just say that there is no love? People go through divorces and septation not just in the film fraternity.

“Just because the fraternity is discussed a lot, it is in your face, it is in papers, it is on social media but you will be surprised to know what is happening around us and not just in the movies,” he said.

“There is far more active zone of relationships just around the fraternity. We have to look at it as holistic situation and not just as the individual thing,” the producer- director added.