Karan Johar and Priyanka Chopra’s fight spills out in the open
By Aparajita Ghosh
Thu, Apr 05, 2012 05:19:21 GMT
A simmering spat between actress Priyanka Chopra and a clique of powerful star wives has now spilled out in the open with filmmaker Karan Johar taking up the cudgels on behalf of the star wives.
A tabloid report that came out two days back has put a spark to the tinderbox.
To give you a recap, it has long been alleged that two star wives have been using their clout in the industry to plant negative stories about Priyanka Chopra in the media. Though no names were ever revealed, it was all but clear that the star wives being mentioned were Gauri Khan and Sussanne Roshan.
The differences between the Gauri-Sussanne duo on one hand and Priyanka on the other cropped up after a raft of stories on Shahrukh Khan’s closeness to Priyanka started doing the rounds. Thereafter, Priyanka was given the royal snub by the two star wives on many occasions, but a media report earlier this week has brought this simmering war out in the open.
In the report, a friend of Priyanka Chopra was quoted as saying: “If these women (allegedly Gauri and Sussanne) are insecure about their relationships with their husbands, they should sort it out with them, at home. Why target Priyanka?” The friend even took on Karan Johar for being duplicitous, and alleged: “PC is upset and flummoxed by the campaign unleashed by a powerful producer-director who can make and break careers in Bollywood.”
The provocation was enough to have the rarely undiplomatic Karan Johar lose his cool and give it back to Priyanka, and that too on a social networking site.
Refraining from taking any names, Karan seems to have blamed Priyanka Chopra for using her PR machinery to sully the names of Gauri and Sussanne both of who are close to K-Jo.
This is what Karan Johar wrote on twitter: “Using their hired PR machinery and hiding behind so called "friends" to get news into tabloids is nothing but spineless and lame!!! Some people need to wake up and smell the KOFFEE!!! Get a reality check before its too late!!! Grow up!!! and dont mess with goodness....”
Thereafter, Karan Johar has refused to confirm or deny if his jab was aimed at Priyanka Chopra. The actress’s spokesperson too has refused to comment on the matter.
It can be recalled that Priyanka Chopra and Karan Johar once used to be on good terms, especially during the making of Johar’s production Dostana, in which Priyanka played the female lead. But the two now seems to have had a falling-out!