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Karan Johar made ‘hurt calls’ when My Name Is Khan got no nomination at an award show claims senior journalist

Post Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, several people have spoken up about the ruthless side of Bollywood. A senior journalist penned a long column where he remembered how filmmaker Karan Johar could not accept that his film My Name Is Khan did not get any nomination at an award show.
Karan Johar made ‘hurt calls’ when My Name Is Khan got no nomination at an award show claims senior journalistKaran Johar made ‘hurt calls’ when My Name Is Khan got no nomination at an award show claims senior journalist
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It has been over a month since Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden and untimely demise and it has rattled the world of Bollywood. Several people have spoken up in these times and post Sushant’s death, netizens have been calling out several big names including filmmaker Karan Johar. The debate of nepotism has rekindled and many users have questioned Karan Johar over it, post Sushant’s demise. Now, as per a recent report, a senior journalist has also written about the dark side of Bollywood in his column and alleged that Karan made ‘hurt calls’ when My Name is Khan did not get any nomination at an award show. 

In his column in The Print, the senior journalist claimed that the filmmaker not just made ‘long, pained hurt calls’ but also threatened to ‘boycott’ the award show, mere three days before the main event. The journalist’s column alleges that the jury did not pick My Name is Khan that year, despite it being a big hit. He recalled how Johar was disappointed at the fact that the jury did not find his film worthy of an award. He, however, mentioned that the film eventually got a viewers' choice award that did not come under the jury's jurisdiction. 

The journalist’s story read, “There was an incident every year. I am choosing the few here to illustrate the power of every possible element: A dynasty, a clique or an individual star. In the 2011 awards (for 2010 releases), My Name is Khan was apparently the biggest hit. It did not get nominated in any category. Right or wrong, we wouldn’t know, because we let the jury be. And the jury that year was headed by someone as widely respected and accomplished as Amol Palekar. Shah Rukh Khan was also a contracted performer and a stage presenter. Trouble began three days earlier, as usual. There were threats of a boycott. I never heard this from Shah Rukh — before, during the awards or later, to be fair. But from people “around the film”. There was panic and I had to field long, pained, hurt calls from Karan Johar, who simply wouldn’t accept that the jury had not found the film worthy of an award.” 

There was panic and I had to field long, pained, hurt calls from Karan Johar, who simply wouldn’t accept that the jury had not found the film worthy of an award.
Senior Journalist

Further, sharing how he handled the situation, the journalist recalled, “I was told dark theories on why poor Palekar might dislike those who made “the greatest hit in years”. How dare he choose instead a “marginal film” like Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan! There were threats of a boycott not just “by us, but the entire industry”. We held our nerve again, and a breather came as the viewers’ choice award, based on an internet poll conducted by our host TV channel, went to the film (My Name Is Khan). We were satisfied because it wasn’t a jury award and our process was clean.”

Meanwhile, the filmmaker has been called out even by Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut too. Recently, in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, Kangana questioned the Mumbai Police over not questioning the filmmaker. On Tuesday, Dharma Productions CEO Apoorva Mehta recorded his statement at the police station. Also, it was confirmed by the Mumbai Police that Karan will be recording his statement in the case this week. Karan’s last post on Instagram was a picture of him and Sushant with a long note wherein he said that he blamed himself for not keeping in touch with him. 

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Anonymous 1 week ago

someone should ask karan about this on his own couch. sleazy corrupt petty dishonest Bollywood.

Anonymous 1 week ago

This strange karishma Kareena are too busy eating burgers than sticking up for their beloved buddy! Not a single photo or verbal statement of support. Keep on eating Kapoors it’s all ur good for.

Anonymous 1 week ago

The word Begging takes us back to when K Johar and Abhishek Bachchan trolled a ‘mysterious newcomer’ after he allegedly begged karan to give him a film....apparently the new actor had used the words “I’ll do anything ....anything Karan” Plse give me a film. To which Karan laughed joked and humiliated the actor infront of the whole nation on his TV show. How egotistical arrogant and nasty this human is. I hope he gets his due.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Hahah! Begging for awards. How sad and pathetic. MNIK was an epic bore fest. I’m suspicious that it even got a viewers choice award!!!!

Anonymous 1 week ago

The entire industry is disgusting. I can't believe I used to be such a big BW fan. I hate them all.

Anonymous 1 week ago

PV please mention the ENTIRE article where the Bachans, the Akhtars, the Roshans, and Katrina Kaif have all been named as trying to fix awards for themselves...and if they don't get one they threaten boycott. Although i don't agree with some wording that Kangana uses....she is right! These movie mafias have created an environment where producers, journalists, critics and everyone in Bollywood has to do as the mafia say...or else. Cannot imagine how lonely some outsiders like SSR would have felt in this industry. All these people must be called out and brought to justice! Boycott ALL award shows now!

Anonymous 1 week ago

Even Akhtars do it, post that also.

Anonymous 1 week ago

beggars

Anonymous 1 week ago

Wat a big sham are these award shows . They decide among themselves , 0 credibility, we shud boycott all these fake award shows . Someone rightly said these awards are not given on any credibility they are bought . Bollywood mafia new low . Shame on you guys flaunting your PAID awards@ Alia, Deepika,Ranbir,johar and the list goes on ....

Anonymous 1 week ago

He is evil greedy selfish disgusting man. he can do that totally.

Anonymous 1 week ago

There is nothing new about this, there are no doubts that the awards are bought by kjo and his gang, not only in films but also in other fields. Kjo also got an award for SRK's wife in design by a magazine ( what a joke) when we know that they are real world class talented designers in India, but she got the award because she somehow designed a babies room for karan and her husband could pay for the award to the magazine, that is just an other face of nepotism

Anonymous 1 week ago

he is mafia in truest sense

Anonymous 1 week ago

That sounds so like karan ! this is how he earns priases for him self and his butterflies like alia, ananya and the list is long . biggest looser he is

Anonymous 1 week ago

Karan is classy and elite only in dressing with branded clothes and speaking English. Even in English countries such people are called Trash..when as a human being, he is filth..

Anonymous 1 week ago

I used to wonder, why these BW guys lives are so complicated inspite of that money. After going through shekar guptas revelation, I felt, karan, SRK, Salma, Hritik, katrina all deserve whatever hell life they are currently going through, for demanding awards last minute, not respecting their contracts, no respect for elders or the educated. SRK and Katrina have no acting skills, dont understand why they need an award. BW people dont deserve any sympathy.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Kareena was first offered Kajol's role in MNIK

Anonymous 1 week ago

Karan is too classy & Elite to do such things

Anonymous 1 week ago

I get turned on whenever i see Karan Johar

Anonymous 1 week ago

Karan doesnt need to do this.. MNIK is best film in history of Bollywood...everything was awesome about this movie except Kajol... wish he had taken Kareena

Anonymous 1 week ago

Karan Johar is innocent

Anonymous 1 week ago

Fake news...Karan is not like that..

Anonymous 1 week ago

Can't blame karan my name is khan deserved oscar

Anonymous 1 week ago

This is the biggest proof be buys awards these days when he has power and to be in the jury... Earlier we got proof that how Alia snatches and steals worl from talented outsiders, now it's a proof how they buy awards... soon we will get proof how they showcase fake publicity by buying followers... Alia comes up with new PR tactics everyday.. she showed us not just in India but she can scam in Us as well.. when Aishwarya, priyanka transited to Hollywood, people loved them and respected them though salman and karan did everything to vanish their presence respectively.. so they both succeeded... Alia u dont have any real support, love or respect from Audience of india, this will definitely effect u when u show up on the oscar panel or even trade a Hollywood movie for ur vote.. And the good thing about all this, by make u fall we r not loosing anything since ur not a Indian.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Please stop all this hatred talk.

Anonymous 1 week ago

There is no signature Actress like madhuri,sridevi and hema after 1995, All are banking for glamour and looks... and Aishwarya has topped the category... Also there are many ways of acting, it's not just what some narrow minded folks think.. she has expressions, wits and all of her own kind..she has already topped looks,she is very good in acting than nepos... for ex, kareena in tashan acts as if some body pinched her and she is reacting out of pain...Aishwarya is best.....post it pinkvilla

Anonymous 1 week ago

Aish doesnt have any acting skills even after 20 years in this field. She made a name for herself only because of her looks

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