iifa awards Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan

The filmmaker Karan Johar, actors Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan chant ‘Nepotism’ rocks in the debate at the IIFA Awards in NewJersey. Twitterati slam filmmaker Karan, actors Varun and Saif for ‘Nepotism’ chant and calling their act “disappointing”. After sparking off a controversy with his nepotism Karan and Saif, who hosted the gala. It revisited the much-talked about an issue that started in Bollywood when “Queen” star Kangana Ranaut branded Karan as a “flag-bearer of nepotism” on his chat show. She called Karan Johar ‘intolerant’ towards outsiders and a ‘flag bearer of nepotism’ on his popular talk show “Koffee With Karan”.

Saif joked that the actor had made it big in the industry because of his father, director David Dhawan when Varun joined the two actors on the stage at the Metlife Stadium to receive the Best Performance in a Comic Role for “Dishoom”. Saif quipped with words that “You are here because of your papa,”. On this line, Varun replied, “And you’re here because of your mummy” who was the veteran actress Sharmila Tagore.

Karan then promptly added: “I am here because of my papa (late filmmaker Yash Johar).” They then said in unison: “Nepotism rocks”. On Twitter, a string of criticism followed, describing what the personalities said as unfunny and joking about actress Kangana Ranaut in her absence. Those tweeting included Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi and AIB member Tanmay Bhatt. He said that “I just realised they legit yelled Nepotism Rocks at the end of it and I cannot stop face palming”.

While one of the Twitter users posted “How is it an “insult” to Kangana If anything it’s a crass/tacky display of how shamelessly nepotistic Bollywood,”. Another user said, “Last night Karan Johar was shamelessly chanting nepotism rocks. So it means he admits that he has no talent and he’s just a piece of shit.” “Totally not expected from you Varun Dhawan, seriously you said ‘nepotism rocks’. Insulting a lady on such a big stage simply not acceptable. I’m disappointed,” said a user. Another fan wrote: I don’t know what kind of entitlement you need to actually find ‘nepotism rocks’ funny. Like yeah, it did for you and that makes you a loser.

The Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi I’d like to see the likes of Karan Johar, Saif and Varun Dhawan try their nepotism humour when Kangana is in their presence. IIFA.