Saif Ali Khan REACTS to backlash faced by Karan Johar: The truth is always complicated

Saif Ali Khan also addressed Kangana Ranaut's scathing remarks on Karan Johar when she called him the flag bearer of nepotism on Koffee With Karan.
News,Kangana Ranaut,saif ali khan,Karan Johar,NepotismSaif Ali Khan REACTS to backlash faced by Karan Johar: The truth is always complicated

The tragic demise of Sushant Singh Rajput has reignited the debate of nepotism like no other. Amidst this, filmmaker Karan Johar has been at the centre of it all as netizens have lashed out at him for supporting star kids instead of real talent. In a recent chat with The New Indian Express, Saif Ali Khan reacted to the backlash faced by Karan Johar and revealed what were his thoughts on the same. The actor, who had appeared on Karan Johar's controversial chat show Koffee With Karan with Kangana Ranaut, even addressed the actress' scathing remarks when she called him the flag bearer of nepotism.   

Reacting to Kangana Ranaut’s scathing remarks, Saif said, “I have no idea what Kangana was saying on Koffee with Karan because I don’t think like that. I mean if you come on to a show and if you've got an agenda prepared to kind of you know take the host down..my mind doesn't work like that. I don't understand. So I was a little surprised obviously. But these issues have absolutely nothing to do with me and I tend to find myself in the middle of them. Maybe I should think sometimes before commenting." 

He went on to speak about the filmmaker and said, "As far as Karan is concerned, he has made himself a large symbol and because he has put on so many different hats..it seems like he’s attracting a lot of flak for it. Am sure it's not all deserved. The truth is always complicated. There’s much more to it but unfortunately people aren’t interested in that. They are just interested in symbols. He just happens to be a symbol for something at the moment that is not very popular. I hope the tide is over and better things that he is known for like a filmmaker and producer shines through."

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Anonymous 1 month ago

Whatever Saif... You really don’t know what your talking about!! So stop talking.. and defending people like Karan Johar he deserves everything he gets. KARMA he’s not smug now is he ???!!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

He admitted Karan was symbol of nepotism. But SAK always kept himself away from Kjos plastic people parties. So did SRK later on. And akshay and ajay devgn never went. Only his actors and actresses and people hoping for work go. No wonder Kjo is lonely.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Hahaha... His daughter has become an actress in this industry and she wasn’t even a patch on Sushant. Both Saif and Sara snubbed Sushant on the puppy Karan’s show, who’s he to even comment on this?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Remember the name Pataudi sells, so also your Mama. KJ must have had a huge audience every time SAK appeared on his show. Brown stars who don't have to excell excel twice as hard will never know what is it to experience hardship and being recognized for one's talent and conscientious work ethic because they got a FREE RIDE because of their lineages in the BTown Industry. It is time these Actors stop commenting. The game has now changed, The AUDIENCE gas WOKEN UP and will make the decisions henceforth. Anyone who can, compile the names of upcoming talented and unrecognized Directors, Actors & their Films, and Spread them via Social Media, so ONLY those films can be watched.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kangana sets her target and then vilifies them one by one. At first she accused Hritik but he didn't pay her any heed,then it was alia,ranbir,karan. She didn't even spare Mahesh Bhatt who launched her in gangster. She is an opportunist and bit the hands that once fed her. Now taking advantage of SSR's death she played her trump card and is now targeting the entire film fraternity.

Anonymous 1 month ago

He is saying all this sheet so that he doesn't fall in the nepotism trap

Anonymous 1 month ago

So why are you even talking?Of late this pheku Saifu has been making a lot of noise.Are you being paid ?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Why is he even talking?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Central Government should order CBI Enquiry on Sushant Singh Rajput's death and Salman Khan and his family's nexus with Underworld. Karan Johar is also having nexus with Underworld.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I was a Bollywood buff once upon a time. I later stopped watching Bollywood because I could not relate to it anymore. For a decade I avoided Indian cinema. I re started with malayali Telugu Tamil and Marathi cinema. They made some good movies and then I slowly forayed back into Bollywood because some movies were really good. New directors. New actors. New stories. I cringe now to think how we all lauded movies by k jo. And others. I love some directors. But honestly when I saw something like ghost stories and lust stories on amazon it was Karans portion that was laughable. If we don’t allow outside talent and we only cater to nepos irrespective of talent then yes you will be forcing your crap down our throats because their will be nothing else to watch and India will stay behind. We need more substance and talent in Bollywood. But what can you expect from nepotism kids themselves? They only breed more nepotism.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Your truth is bitter. You convolute the truth to feel better about yourselves. You’re all nepo. Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Alia bhutt, Ranbir. Honestly Ranvir has connections too. People have you noticed how k no always put down anushka. Directors told her she wasn’t pretty enough to be a heroine.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Saif the confused joker. Speaking for yr dumb wife

Anonymous 1 month ago

Obviously Kangana has string agenda...if taking down the establishment priduction houses that have neen pillar for generations and emerging as victorious...the queen. Meanwhile by portraying herself as victim she gains attention and sounds convincing! But she forgets that if she is successful in doing what she wants surely sge will fall in the same grave. Unfortunately people do not see through her.

Anonymous 1 month ago

She is telling us to see who is nepo and who if they aren’t are kissing these bigwigs butts. She is shouting bc otherwise masses will not listen

Anonymous 1 month ago

Death is a perfect opportunity to back someone blindly because the person can now do no more wrong. You have the relief of having not to think of saving yourself in the future. All you got to do now is defend the past with all your might one way or the other. The media is your Bible and you choose how you want to interpret the verses.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kuch samajh mein aayi? Naayi ho toh.. bolo tararara Kangana rocks, aur dus minton mein comment karo warna.. kaala jaduu suney ho na?

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love how he has put it. He is brilliant. He is not wrong. Karan himself put a symbol of nepotism. And he is right.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Really Saif??? Agenda on talk show?? You all have called it everything from fun banter to agenda, which means you all are guilty of it & hence the constant justification

Anonymous 1 month ago

Saif go sit on his lap! Thts wat u guys r best in doing .

Anonymous 1 month ago

Oh really why karan gohar banned sushant and released his movie drive online....something is fishy..

Anonymous 1 month ago

Karan has his hands in every pie because he is greedy and power hungry. All his overtly mischievous, flirtatious, mummy's boy, fat child turn fashionista image is to hide his dark mind and his manipulations of vulnerable people. Kangna did what Kjo had been doing in the guise of mischievous gossiping - to call out non nepo artists and disgrace them. Kjo found Siddharth Malhotra and Aditya Roy Kapoor worthy to invite on the show but he didn't find Sushant singh rajput not worthy? Karan johar is termite that must be exterminated along with Bhatts, Salman, Nadiyadwala, Ekta kapoor and Bhushan kumar. They are the reason bollywood is stuck in dark ages.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Karan Johar is like a high school bully. Look at him. Look at his friendships. Look at his life. Look at his mummy. He needs to seriously grow up.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Brilliant analysis! You said it.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Karan Johar and gang may not have killed anyone, but they are plain bullies. And anyone whose being bullied will know what it does to someone's mind.

Anonymous 1 month ago

The narrative is shifting, slowly and subtly as the glacial ice, with the hope that nobody notices this change. And if someone does notice it, they'll get distracted with another accusation tied to it :D

Anonymous 1 month ago

Nobody owes anyone anything here. Unless it is legally required. This isn't communism. When will people understand this basic fact? KJo and Saif I am sure are amused reading all the comments from these hysterical keyboard warriors

Anonymous 1 month ago

Everyone in India is wearing a sleuth hat and holding nepotism responsible for Sushants death. If that were true, we would have many more deaths in a month or year. The truth is that this world owes you nothing. Neither Karan nor any biggie in any other industry is lining up to offer you jobs or projects the minute you step out of grad school or training. One has to struggle through life knowing the facts and blocks that exist in every industry. But guess what, at the end of the day, if you are good you survive and shine. Look at SRK, Amitabh Bacchaan, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Dharmendra... hasnt the industry being ruled by an outsider time and again?? If anyone at all, it should be Sushant's close friends and family who should demand further investigation into his death if they have any doubts. But going by the look of it, the near and dear ones seem complacent by the stream of events and every other person, totally unconnected to the actor is suspecting the doctors, police, bollywood and all other authorities. If you want to do anything about nepotism, why is Karan Johar holding such political power and why Salman Khan is churning out 300Cr films after films. Who exactly is responsible here??

Anonymous 1 month ago

Nailed it!Gaywood

Anonymous 1 month ago

Stupid, these very outsider superstars have had their share of problems. I pity the ladies who have to compromise for being talented. That's just difficult to digest. Also, dumbass, you are talking about a different era. This is the era of Karan Johar. Gaywood not Bollywood.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Saif put yourself in it because you are a product of nepotism as are your wife daughter sister and sister in law. You were awful when you first started out. Had you been outsider with your looks, your voice, and your acting in the beginning you would have been laughed out of Bollywood. Out of all of you, i find that your brother in law Kunal khemu is the one with talent. But then is his opportunity again a type of nepotism. even if so he is a good artist and i love him. you have thin skin in the way you respond to things. but then so does your wife. your daughter needs acting lessons. i used to think for Bollywood standards you were intelligent. but no you're just a wishy washy thinker/talker. sorry but sushant raised the bar on intelligence creativity dedication hard work and humility. he is so far ahead of you that none of you nepos or current Bollywood lot even make it to the race. get a back bone have a clear opinion. stand up for the truth. stand up for what is right. learn something.,

Anonymous 1 month ago

First time somebody is talking sense. Karan is not responsible for sushants death. It was the depression that killed him. His family left him alone during lockdown knowingly that he is mentally struggling !! His sister knew about his depression but why did she ? If he was not thick skinned he shouldn't have come to Bollywood. India is a very corrupt nation. We all know that. There is corruption and nepotism in all the sectors. Would u imagine ambani giving his company to an outsider? No na ? So why should a producer or director ask people's permission before casting somebody ? It us his money, his company , he can hire whoever he wants. If karan was that strong why didnt he make abhishek a biggest star ? He made fun of tanveer singh on his shows alot, he always tried to give ranbir more credit they him , but tanveer is bigger star than him. And there is another side to it as well. Making a movie hit and flop is in the hands of public. Did you guys make sushants movies hit ? Did his movies earn 400 crores in first week ? Making a movie hit is a territory where karan has no control over. It is in hands of public. Public didnt make sushant super star. So stop putting all the blame on karan. Calling him murderer for no. People have stopped using their brains.

Anonymous 1 month ago

All the mediocre actors who made it like Kareena,Hrithik also gave flops after flops.Why did they keep getting movies when public had already given their verdict?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kareena,Abhishek,Hrithik gave many many flops.But still got movies.Look at no other than Esha Deol.Not a single hit movie in her career except Dhoom which is a multistarrer.Why did they gwt so many movies when public already gave their verdict that they did not like them?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Yes karan tried to make abhishek a star but couldnt bcoz public didnt accepted him, its the public who decides, dont just blame nepotism.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Karan did try to make Abhishek a star too my dear, Abhishek got many many many chances ithout a single hit, would an outsider get that?

Anonymous 1 month ago

You are right. One has to be ready to take on the dark side of bw. I do think SSR's family should have not left him by himself knowing his illness.

Anonymous 1 month ago

all the undeserving and flop nepo kids names you have thrown in have done number of movies despite being resounding flops. Having those bollywood family names has not given them hit movies . Then why not give chance to outsiders and mentor them into stardom? How on earth Abhishek Bachchan completed 20 years in bollywood? He can't even stand properly in front of the camera. All the flops these nepo kids have given could have been a lifetime of dream come true for an outsider.

Anonymous 1 month ago

but non nepo kids don't get a launch like Students of the year unless they are fcuk boys of Kjo

Anonymous 1 month ago

It’s the movies that make someone a superstar idiot. He didn’t get good movies due to nepotism

Anonymous 1 month ago

Honestly, he was an idealist until Bollywood systematically broke him down. It is the nepos that cheat, push their weight around and are thin skinned. Please talk to the hand. Cause the face don't give a damn.

Anonymous 1 month ago

You really cannot force anyone down your throat. Ultimately it is the choice a person who wants to watch a movie. So many star kids have flopped inspite of people watching their parents yet not watching their movies--Kumar Gaurav, Puru Rajkumar,Ayub Khan, Shaheen, Zahida, Esha Deol, Abhishek Bachchan,Karan/Kunal Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor,Twinkle Khanna,Tushar kapoor, soha,Tanisha,etc..You don't see them moping or getting vindictive. Same goes for mediocre stars whose kids have flourished-Hrithik, Soni Razdan, Kapoor sisters, Saif, Kajol---It is so wrong to blame anyone without knowing actual facts. Nobody remembers the suicides of great like Guru Dutt & ManMohan Desai--no one even investigates. Social media has given mouth to people with agendas and they are doing doing their utmost to stay in news. Let SSR RIP--enough of this discussions. The least SSR could have done was stayed with his family and discuss his problems with them- instead to leaving them to mourn all their life!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Nicely said Saif.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Love it

Anonymous 1 month ago

Hi karena aunty

Anonymous 1 month ago

saif is hinting that murderers of sushant cannot be caught easily, it seems some bollywood stars know who they are but they are remaining silent.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Enough of now Mr saif You don't have either classy or mass fan following like Mr Amir khan or Mr salaman.. You are here because of your family apart from that nothing Your sister, your wife, your brother in law your daughter all are not good in acting find any other way of earnings

Anonymous 1 month ago

Ugly man with tranny wife

Anonymous 1 month ago

The truth is, we all should be angry with ourselves and not Bollywood. Why didn't we go to the cinema to watch Aligarh, Pataka, Sonchiriya, etc? The regional audience is so much ahead of the Bollywood audience. Regional audience appreciate films by non-actors (Sairat, C/O Kancharapalem etc) and also by professionals (Super Deluxe, Trance, etc). Bollywood audience needs to grow up, and open its mind. There are so many stories to be seen unlike just the boy meets girl.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Super deluxe should have been sent to oscars as well as tumbadd. sairat was a nice movie and i still am impacted by the end because it still happens in society. sonchariya, patakha. these films are art. i am sorry but gully boy is a basic copy of 8 mile. unoriginal. it wasn't bad. but it wasn't creative art. its premise was remake in many ways.

Anonymous 1 month ago

For your bird brain, everything is complicated, the way Kangana is outspoken, the way people are bashing Nepotism, the way Karan is blamed, the way Unilver dropped FAIR word etc etc. But ignoring Sushant in all interviews during Kedarnath promotion doesnt seem complicated to you. Your daughter making dating drama with Karthik doesnt seem complicated to you. Grow up now at least dear Saif! But how can you with such a brainless wifee!! I pity you! PV Post.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kareena is ugly

Anonymous 1 month ago

Saif a product of nepotism where his mom begged yash chopi to give her failed son tiny bitsy roles , and here hes commenting on nepotism. The irony. N he wont say a word against karan cause tht will jeoprrdize his nepo product saras career.

Anonymous 1 month ago

He needs a movie from gayjo . His wife is spending all his money

Anonymous 1 month ago

Wasn't he going to sign a Yash raj movie. So, because he cannot directly refer to Aditya Chopra, he needs to start a conversation with the Nepo He Queen, Karan to save his own a**. Bunty aur bubly and hum tum remake I guess?

Anonymous 1 month ago

saib,by now i think the whole industry know who killed sushant? if truth is complicated, does not mean you don't stand by it ,at least anonymously you can tell the truth.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Media and Bollywood should do some work before quarantine ends because so much media bash mostly comes from tech savvy people who are young so if they develop disinterested in Bollywood that’s a loss for the industry for next decade or so. Do something amongst yourselves nepos outsiders everyone together and come out to public instead of doing blamegame with each other

Anonymous 1 month ago

when he gave movies to kajol no one says anything but when he give alia movies people get angry. karan and chopra made kajol star she is the biggest nepo kids she got all easy in 90s cuz of karan and chopra.. poor karishma she had to work hard unlike kajol twinkle khaana kareena. karishma is like outsiders even now she not getting movies offer from karan or chopra.

Anonymous 1 month ago

hi kajol aunty hows ur bleaching going on? any advice

Anonymous 1 month ago

She’s a better actress than u Uglia. At least she doesn’t have fake relationships planned by Karan aunty ;)

Anonymous 1 month ago

kuch kuch hota hai k3g my name is khan we are family all karan movie he also offered her kabhi alvida na kehna and kal ho na ho ae dil hai mushkil.without karan and aditya chopra kajol is flop actress

Anonymous 1 month ago

Lmao dumb blind fan. Kajol was not launched by Karan he was a nobody. She made kkhh a super hit. She And srk did the movie because he was her friend. And how many movies did Karan give her and how many has be given Alia?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Idiot Kajol made Karan famous by doing kkhh. She was a star before Karan and he never offered her so many movies like he did for Alia

Anonymous 1 month ago

Im SICK of Kangana and her speeches and people's counter-speeches about her. Dont CARE, pls stop talking about her

Anonymous 1 month ago

Feeling scared the truth is out Uglia?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Saif keep buttering Kjo, he will give your wife an Item SO\ong 'Mera naam Marry Hai' type.. where she can roam without clothes, literally and you will be able to pay your expense. But we audience will never Treat you guys, they way we use to, NO nepotism Product for us Enough.

Anonymous 1 month ago

If a mother doesn’t give food to her child , rather gives it to someone else’s hungry child , is she a good human ? No ! Charity begins at home . Nepotism isn’t always a bad thing . First feed ur child then others child . Nepotism should be followed by charity to outsiders

Anonymous 1 month ago

Exactly, this is work, not a charity.

Anonymous 1 month ago

This is work, not charity, dumba*s.

Anonymous 1 month ago

OUTSIDERS NEED CHARITY FROM NEPO KIDS??

Anonymous 1 month ago

I don’t see any crime by Karan. Everybody has a personal choice who they want to employ in their business or movies or home etc . I will too employ by own friends and family before outsiders . Why ? Because charity begins at home , if u can’t benefit people around u then who will ? Start from home then branch forward

Anonymous 1 month ago

Is this Kareena defending her pathetic husband

Anonymous 1 month ago

Exactly--it is his money he can invest anywhere he wants!! Face-his movies do have a certain appeal whihc makes all of us want to watch-the grandeur that middle class people can treat themselves with -at least on screen if not in reality!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

That's why India is still a third world country despite having tremendous potential.Charity got you Rahul Gandhi.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Uglia u were given roles only because of Karan .

Anonymous 1 month ago

Looks like the armchair detectives in the comments, led by the Manali-based Kangoli who is at her sister's Villa Beg-a-sis, are attempting to take over the inquiry to suit their personal agenda. Amusing to say the least.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Glad u r amused Uglia

Anonymous 1 month ago

This Wishy- washy Guy is absolute nonsense. I don’t think he himself understands what he speaks. For his dumb wife, he is the epitome of intelligence. Real jokers

Anonymous 1 month ago

He is a big Hypocrite trying hard to save his face and Sara. We are not DUMB GUYS SUPPORT KANGANA ! Pv post be fair

Anonymous 1 month ago

The tide will never be over you nepokid!we will never forget what nepotism did and is still doing to many talented outsiders!take your talentless daughter and get out of the industry.I saw her in love aaj kal 2 and I could not believe she can be called an actress!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Sara cannot act.

Anonymous 1 month ago

When u marry a tranny u become a dumb tranny also

Anonymous 1 month ago

This short Man with a big nose would never be an actor without nepotism

Anonymous 1 month ago

This ugly man short with a big nose wold never be an actor if it wasn’t for nepotism .

Anonymous 1 month ago

Aunty I would if I was famous. I’m just a regular beautiful girl

Anonymous 1 month ago

Exactly, how I wish you could display your beautiful Medusa's head out here, alas!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Gayjo won’t give u a movie so don’t try to defend him

Anonymous 1 month ago

Anti-LGBTQ alert!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Old man trying to bully Kangana

Anonymous 1 month ago

Believe me she will adopt a child in the next 5 years for PR purposes. Her family will be like 'yeh kisko utha laayi ab'

Anonymous 1 month ago

She is 40--look at her sagging face--so much work done!! So conscious of her age-keeps screaming how young she --middle aged gold digger.

Anonymous 1 month ago

LOL

Anonymous 1 month ago

Uglia saif is 17 years older than Kangana

Anonymous 1 month ago

Oh shut up uglia. What is the age difference between saif and Kangana? Lmao! 17 years

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kangana herself is worried about her age, so much that she once wanted to marry a Greek God. Landed on her nose and had to perform plastic surgery to get it fixed

Anonymous 1 month ago

Lol!!! They are all bloody delusional in Bollywood. There are a dime a dozen more talented and more beautiful. If there was no nepotism and gangism such a bad looking dad and daughter would never have a chance. God they are a all mad.

Anonymous 1 month ago

You totally missed the point. Plus yes looks are important for that industry, so if thousands are rejected based on looks, colour then these two would have no chance. Plus not only would/does my partner have looks more importantly brains and humility. Think before you speak the backhanded wishes don’t work it’s quite clear you are some Bollywood wannabe.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I hope you get to fulfill your dream of marrying a pretty good-looking guy. I cannot imagine what treatment you would give to your child if she did not turn out to be the child of your dreams just in terms of appearance. Sad!

Anonymous 1 month ago

These audience blaming nepotism but they dont understand that they hv more power than anyone, they are also to blame because they didnt supporr Sushant when he was alive, didnt watch his movie, now barking at social media. They just know how to hate. Shame.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I watched ALL SSR movies I came across. I wasn't always able to watch in the theatres but did so as they were made available on Netflix, prime and other such platforms. He was definitely a talented individual with a brain. Rest his soul and may he get justice.

Anonymous 1 month ago

You didnt watched Sushants films earlier, now blamimg nepotism, blame urself first.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Speak about yourself Did you support SSR ? Did you watch his movies ? Before blaming others see in the front of your door ! What’s the matter if nepokids have more power they have because of idiots people fall down in their trapp !

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