"Become a slave to lies, I won't say anything."
Kangana Ranaut has fired back at Karan Johar after the filmmaker shared a cryptic note following backlash over claims that he sabotaged the careers of Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma.
The actress claimed that Karan used to “insult and bully” her on national TV.
Referring to Karan as “Chacha Chaudhary”, Kangana Ranaut wrote:
“Here was a time when Chacha Chaudhary along with the elite nepo mafia would insult and bully me on national television because I couldn’t speak English…
“Today I realised after seeing his Hindi, so far I have rectified your Hindi, see what happens henceforth.”
A video of Karan had resurfaced in which he said that he wanted to “murder” Anushka Sharma’s career.
He also initially did not like Anushka’s pictures prior to her debut in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
During the promotion of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Anushka and Karan both talked about the matter candidly during a media interaction.
We must annihilate Karan Johar’s career. It’s our duty to humanity! aukat dikha do sale ko. Boycott Bollywood eco system completely! pic.twitter.com/3eS2Q1zsaM
— JIX5A (@JIX5A) April 6, 2023
At the time, Anushka jokingly said that Karan tried to “finish” her career before it even started.
Karan responded to the backlash by writing:
“State the allegations, I’m not amongst those who will bow down. Become a slave to lies, I won’t say anything.
“However much you try to slander and show me in a bad light, I will not fall.
“My goodness is my victory. You can use any swords, I will not die.”
The video came to light after Priyanka Chopra revealed the reason why she left Bollywood for the United States.
Speaking to Dax Shepard on his podcast Armchair Expert, Priyanka claimed she was being “cornered” in Bollywood.
Priyanka also said she had “beef” with some industry figures.
She said: “I was being pushed into a corner in the industry (Bollywood).
“I had people not casting me, I had beef with people, I am not good at playing that game so I kind of was tired of the politics and I said I needed a break.”
Initially venturing into music, Priyanka said:
“This music thing gave me an opportunity to go into another part of the world, not crave for the movies I didn’t want to get but I would require to schmooze certain clubs and cliques of people.
“It would require grovelling and I had worked a long time by then that I didn’t feel like I wanted to do it.
“So, when this music thing came, I was like ‘f*** it, I am going to America’.”