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Ishaan Khattar's father Rajesh reacts to Karan Johar being trolled for launching his son and Janhvi

The actor says his son's success will eventually depend on the audience's verdict, and not by who launches him

Debasmita Ghosh @debasmitashankr 19 November 2017, 6:32 PM
Rajesh Khattar (far right) with son Ishaan and ex wife Neelima Azeem

Rajesh Khattar (far right) with son Ishaan and ex wife Neelima Azeem Image: Fotocorp

Rajesh Khattar is mighty furious with trolls who jumped on to bash Karan Johar for announcing a film with Sridevi's daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Khattar's son Ishaan in the lead. Trolls took a dig at Johar for launching yet another pair of star kids with Dhadak, a remake of the Marathi hit Sairat, and Rajesh feels this is totally unwarranted. Calling social media an "open defecation ground", Khattar lashed out at trolls in an interview to DNA.

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“...Unfortunately, (social media) has become an open defecation ground for trolls, where people want to dump their sh** on anyone they fancy,” said Khattar, former husband of actor Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan's mother Neelima Azeem.

Justifying KJo's actions, Khattar said, "It’s not as if Karan was compelled to take Ishaan! He is going by the subject and what he wants to project. The story is about youngsters in the 18-21 age bracket and he wanted actors with no image, which is why he chose them (Janhvi and Ishaan)."

The actor also cited examples of actors such as Rajkummar Rao and Vicky Kaushal to prove that it's not that Bollywood has no place for newcomers without a filmi background. "...For all those who are crying hoarse, getting a break is only the first step. It’s the public who gives the final verdict," Khattar added.

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