Karan Johar has announced he has quit Twitter to make space for “positive energies”, suggesting that it is to get rid of some of the negativity he is subjected to online.
The filmmaker is frequently subjected to criticism and trolling, with Karan previously admitting that it does affect him.
He has now decided to quit the platform for good.
In his last tweet, Karan wrote:
“Making space for more positive energies only and this is step one towards that. Goodbye Twitter!”
Shortly after posting his final tweet, fans praised Karan and took to the comments section.
One said: “Positive energy and peace is far more important than any SM platform. Cheers KJo have a good one.”
Another fan wrote: “Focus on your mental health and Brahmastra part 2. Good luck. Sending positivity.”
A third commented: “Goodbye Karan. See you in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.”
Despite the positive comments, some continued to troll Karan.
One said: “You won’t be missed.”
A tweet read: “He (Karan) will delete this account and start using an unknown account.”
Karan Johar previously spoke about some industry figures “being negative” about Brahmastra.
He had said: “While I have no problems with everyone’s opinions, I sometimes feel sad, because within the industry we have some types of people, who are working for the industry and are with the industry for years.
“You can be critical but being negative is not nice. Critical we will accept with open arms, it is very imperative, everyone needs that policing.
“But I feel sometimes, some people push that from being critical to being negative.
“Sometimes I feel we are all part of the same industry, so don’t you want this film to work.
“Sometimes people within the industry, who call themselves members of the media also, celebrate the ruination of a film. I feel that is never a good thing.”
On Koffee With Karan, Karan opened up about his mental health and being in therapy.
“I built some kind of thick skin over the years.”
“Honestly, it doesn’t bother me the way people think it should bother me when I read stuff that is completely putrid, awful.
“They come down to even abusing my kids.
“Those are times when I feel like f***, just leave them out of it.
“I’m like, you can say whatever you want about me, my sexuality or about all the conspiracy theories they have that are really down and dirty.
“It really doesn’t bother me and it’s not like I have not been in therapy and I haven’t had issues in the past.”