The nepotism debate has been stretched a bit too long, and Karan has been at the centre of this debate, all thanks to Kangana’s statement of Koffee with Karan season 5. Naturally, KJo is fed up with the allegations, and in his latest blog post, he defended his casting choices, and said that everyone is guilty of nepotism. Here are a few excerpts:
“We’re not NGOs! We are businesses with bottom lines and budgets. And tomorrow if I want to launch Shah Rukh Khan’s son because he’s Shah Rukh Khan’s son and I believe I can gain from it, why won’t I? I run a company, it’s a balance of commerce and art, and both matter.
While we’re on the subject, may I point out that while we can (and have) put the star on screen, we cannot make the audience arrive. So if it is a nepotistic world, we’re not the only ones guilty of it. Taken a look at any entertainment website recently? They’re full of star kids. It’s all about Sara (Ali Khan) and Jhanvi (Kapoor) and Aryan (Khan) and Aarav (Kumar). They step out and they’re photographed, they’re the ultimate clickbait.”