The film industry saw a major upheaval a while ago when two of the industry bigwigs, Kajol and Karan Johar ended their 25 year old friendship. Kajol who was the lead star in multiple films made by Karan Johar is not even on talking terms with him now. A lot of things were said, even more written and multiple versions of what went wrong made the rounds.
There is still no clear picture of what or who was the initial cause of rift between the two. But the disagreement came to an ugly showdown last year when Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil clashed at the box office with Ajay Devgan’s Shivaay.
Ajay Devgan released publicly what he believed to be an audio of Karan Johar bribing Kamal R Khan to give positive reviews to Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and criticise Shivaay. Ajay Devgan who produced, directed and starred in Shivaay, was furious at Karan Johar and made his displeasure clearly evident in multiple press conferences. The audio was later purported to be false.
Kajol had tweeted support for Ajay during this episode, standing by him throughout the ugly mess. The industry seemed to be divided on the issue, with no one taking any clear sides. While publically there were no statements from anyone in the industry, the fight between Johar and Kajol was a hot topic of discussion among many bollywood circles.
Roohi and yash, Karan Johar’s twins which he had via surrogacy were brought home from the hospital recently. Inevitably, many bollywood personalities made a beeline for a visit. But as expected, there is no sign of Kajol making any such visit.
While Karan Johar has left no stone unturned in dishing it out to her in his book ‘An Unsuitable Boy’, Kajol for her part has remained stoically silent. When asked by a leading bollywood magazine to comment on the issue, Kajol responded by saying that silence is the best answer for the time being. She said that if she ever decides to respond to the allegations she will make sure the world is listening. Kajol has categorically denied the accusations made by KJO in his book, claiming that people use such tactics to promote their books.
Karan Johar is currently occupied with the Hindi release of upcoming movie Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion, while Kajol is expected to be next seen in a Tamil project – VIP 2 opposite southern superstar Dhanush.