Karan Johar, never one to mince words, said that his friendship with Kajol, and that chapter of his life “is closed forever” in an interview with journalist Vir Sanghvi.
Johar blamed Kajol’s husband actor Ajay Devgn for pushing the situation over the edge. ““He called me and shouted at me and said some really nasty things because he heard at a party that I’d said some things about his wife. I just felt that heresay cannot be the reason for anyone to pick up the phone and say unsavoury things to anyone else. You have to give me the chance to defend myself,” he said. The two were already at odds with each other because of professional reasons. Their films Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil clashed at the box office in October 2016.
Johar had previously spoken about his growing rift with the Devgns in his book An Unsuitable Boy, which was released in January.
“He put out a statement saying there should be an investigation and she retweeted it saying ‘SHOCKING’. And that was it. I felt she should’ve not allowed her husband to say such things about me & even if he had, she shouldn’t have endorsed and thirdly she should’ve picked up the phone and called me and said sorry for that entire situation. I’d like to say & I stand by it is that this is not a phase, a feeling that will change. No matter what, she’s out of my life,” Johar continued, making a reference to a Twitter feud with Devgn where the Shivaay actor alleged that Johar had paid off ‘film critic’ Kamal R Khan to bad mouth his film.
Shocked https://t.co/0hDvRqUzMc— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) September 1, 2016
Karan Johar directed Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and My Name is Khan.
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