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‘Can’t recognise her at all’: Twitterati crack jokes as Karan Johar shares Akshay Kumar’s pic to introduce Parineeti Chopra

Director and producer Karan Johar found himself at the receiving end of jokes and memes when he announced the female lead of his upcoming film 'Kesari' and used the picture of the male lead, Akshay Kumar instead of Parineeti Chopra.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2018 3:26:07 pm
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It is fairly common for film directors to use social media as a platform to make announcements regarding their films. They often reveal launch dates, names of the cast and even share the first look of the actors to keep fans updated about the film. While it does help in reaching out to a wider audience, it also means that any goof-up on their part will also not go unnoticed. Recently, director and producer Karan Johar found himself at the receiving end when he announced the female lead of his upcoming film Kesari and used the picture of the male lead — Akshay Kumar instead.

Starring Kumar and Parineeti Chopra, Johar first shared the look of the film on January 5 where Kumar could be seen wearing a turban. Johar, while sharing the look, had written: “Exceptionally excited about #KESARI…the BRAVEST story ever told….we begin our journey today… we seek your love and blessings.” Later, on January 10, he announced the female lead of the film but, in the place of Chopra, he had again shared the same picture of Kumar donning the turban. Although it was a goof-up for which the producer quickly apologised, but people on social media neither seem to forget nor forgive.

There was a plethora of sarcastic comments as one wrote,  “Pretty darn good make up.. can’t recognise her at all,” another wrote, “Pari looks great in beard.”

This was the tweet that started it all.

And here’s how people on social media reacted to the photo shared by Johar.

Although Johar apologised later saying, “Ok guys that was meant to be an image of #KESARI whilst announcing the lead actress of the film! Clearly Twitter is quick to Jump and attack! Apologies!!!!! This is to re announce the wonderfully talented @ParineetiChopra as lead cast of #KESARI”, there was nothing stopping the people on social media from poking some fun.

Read his clarification here.

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