Filmmaker Karan Johar's last venture -- Anurag Kashyap's ambitious project Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Bombay Velvet - proved to be a dud. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who plays a lead character in Johar's next production venture Brothers, took potshots at the director at the film's trailer launch.
Speaking at Brothers trailer launch, produced by Dharma Productions, Akshay said, "Karan, just because you have worn a velvet coat today doesn't mean you are an actor."
Karan Johar played a negative role in Bombay Velvet.
A visibly embarrassed Karan replied: "Why are you throwing salt on someone's wounds?" Akshay joked: "I was mum all this while, but you provoked me to say this."
Interestingly, Karan received accolades for his negative role in Bombay Velvet despite the fact that the film failed to create magic at the box office.
Directed by Karan Malhotra, Brothers is presented by Fox Star India, in association with Dharma Productions, Lionsgate, Endemol India, and is slated for an August 14 release.
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