Did you know? Not Just PeeCee, Karan Johar Wanted To ‘Murder’ Anushka Sharma’s Career

Karan Johar is a popular Indian filmmaker and TV personality. He primarily plies his trade in the Bollywood film industry. He had launched the careers of many successful actors under his own Dharma Productions.

Moreover, he is also the recipient of several accolades including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards. He has been honoured with Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian award by the Government of India in 2020.

He is the son of producer Yash Johar. Karan made his directorial debut with the romantic comedy-drama Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) which earned him the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, the Filmfare Award for Best Director and the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay.

Did you know? Not Just PeeCee, Karan Johar Wanted To ‘Murder’ Anushka Sharma’s Career

For the unversed, the 50-year-old Mumbai-born had ventured into other avenues of the entertainment industry. He also hosts a television talk show, Koffee with Karan, and a dating show What the Love! Apart from that, he has appeared as a judge on competition reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India’s Got Talent, India’s Next Superstars.

Did you know? Not Just PeeCee, Karan Johar Wanted To ‘Murder’ Anushka Sharma’s Career

Meanwhile, during an on-stage interaction with Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra, Karan Johar can be heard making remarks about wanting to end Anushka Sharma’s career, which triggerred controversy and severe criticism.

During the talk, Karan Johar added that he initially wanted to “murder” Anushka Sharma’s career since Sonam Kapoor was supposedly the lead actress he wanted to cast in the movie “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.”

He said, “I totally wanted to, completely murder Anushka Sharma’s career. Because when Aditya Chopra showed me her image, I was like, ‘no, no, mad or what, you signing her, you crazy! There is no need for you to sign this Anushka Sharma’. There was another lead actress at that time who I wanted Adi to sign and I was totally behind the scene sabotaging her completely. The movie also I was reluctantly watching ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’.

Nonetheless, he changed his mind upon seeing Anushka Sharma’s performance in Band Baaja Baaraat. He also considered apologizing to the actress at this point. He said, “But when I saw ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’, I called her and I felt like I owed her an apology and a compliment. Apology because I felt so embarrassed that I would have actually ruined the graph of an exceptional talent and secondly, a compliment because I thought she was amazing.”