Karan Johar has often been trolled for appearing to encourage nepotism
On Monday, Karan Johar rubbished rumours about the probable cast of Dostana 2 with a tweet that read: "Hello!!! All news circulating about Dostana 2 is untrue. Lots of speculation which is entirely baseless." Produced by Karan Johar in 2008, Dostana featured Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan in lead roles.
Last week, Karan Johar was trolled yet again for posting photos of Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Navya Naveli from a recent photoshoot. Comments like "N for? Nepotism" and "Nepotism zindabad" flooded his Instagram feed.
The never-ending debate over nepotism was set rolling after Karan Johar was branded as the "flagbearer of nepotism" by Kangana Ranaut on an episode of Koffee With Karan. He just launched Sridevi's elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor's brother Ishaan Khatter with July release Dhadak. Karan Johar, who is known to have introduced several star kids in Bollywood, is the son of later filmmaker Yash Johar. Next up, Karan Johar the producer has Student Of The Year 2 line-up for release, which will launch Chunky Panday's daughter Ananya in Bollywood.