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Janhvi Kapoor-Ishaan Khattar's Dhadak: Twitter slams 'nepotist' Karan Johar

Janhvi-Ishaan's poster for Dhadak was out last evening, and Twitter is both amazed and amused by KJo's fondness for star kids

Debasmita Ghosh @debasmitashankr 16 November 2017, 8:30 PM
Janhvi and Ishaan in one of the Dhadak posters

Janhvi and Ishaan in one of the Dhadak posters Image: Twitter

Last evening, when Karan Johar unveiled the first few posters of Dhadak — a remake of the Marathi hit Sairat — little did he know that in a matter of minutes, he would be fodder for jokes on online platforms. The film stars Sridevi and Bonney Kapoor's daughter Janhvi, and Shahid Kapoor's half-brother Ishaan Khattar. And Twitter turned savage, seeing the casting, proclaiming KJo as what Kangana Ranaut once accused him to be — the flagbearer of nepotism.

From questions such as "How long will you promote these star kids?" to sarcastic comments like "Hope they have at least acted well, to justify your love for #Nepotism KJo", Twitteratti went on a bash-Kjo spree. Take a look at some of the tweets that followed the resurrection of the nepotism debate post the release of the poster.

The infamous nepotism debate started in Bollywood earlier this year when Kangana accused Karan of promoting the same when she went on his chat show Koffee With Karan. The allegation didn't go down too well with KJo it sparked an ongoing debate, with jibes flying left, right and centre. Remember how Karan along with Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan took a dig at Kangana at this year's IIFA Awards in New York? A few open letters followed, but clearly the debate is not over yet. No prizes for guessing who's having the last laugh though.

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