After the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, Karan Johar has not been able to get out of the quagmire of controversies. He was the target of critics for nepotism and now he has also been accused of playing camp after Sushant’s death. There was also talk of arbitrariness in popular award shows. Now on Sunday, veteran journalist and columnist Shekhar Gupta also confirmed this ‘arbitrariness’. Shekhar alleges that Karan Johar was angered when Vikramaditya Motwani’s ‘Udaan’ received more nominations than ‘My Name is Khan’ at that event. Karan’s alleged talent was also called less at that ceremony.
Shekhar was the head of the Indian Express group. At that time, the group used to organize popular award shows called Screen Awards. In a similar event, the jury member for the award show was Amol Palekar. Shekhar argues that there were eminent and loyal people like Amol Palekar as jury members. Karan objected to the intelligence of a genius like Amol Palekar. At this, Dainik Bhaskar contacted Amol Palekar.
He laughed and said, ‘I don’t want to react. I don’t feel the need to talk again after what has happened. ‘Udaan’ was selected. What happened was in front. That is the truth.
I do not want to comment on whether a producer-specific monopoly has been going on in such ceremonies, from the comparison of the popular award and the national award. That is because of the amount of time that has passed for the popular award. Today, I do not want to participate in the mess of the mess happening there.
These awards are from when my career itself did not start. The National Award had a different status and status. The history of popular award is forty-four years old. Why discuss it today and now. ‘
Shekhar Gupta accused
Shah Rukh Khan’s film My Name Is Khan was not given a nomination at an award show held in 2011. This annoyed Karan and his team members so much that he made several calls to Shekhar Gupta. Shahrukh and Karan were presenters of that show, in such a situation that a very serious atmosphere was created. Shah Rukh Khan was later given the Popular Choice Award to settle the case. The reason for not receiving the award was told by Amol Palekar to be a jury member.