Sushant Singh Rajput’s death triggered debates and conversations about nepotism in Bollywood, and how newcomers are treated in the film industry. Several Bollywood biggies including Karan Johar faced the wrath of Netizens after that. Now, an old video from Koffee With Karan shows Karan Johar saying that he rejected both Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma during their initial days. He also revealed his reaction after he saw ‘the new boy in Band Baaja Baaraat’. The video is now going viral on social media.
In the old clip, we can see Karan Johar saying to Anushka, “I want to tell you a true story. I saw your audition and I said you can’t take this girl.” Anushka Sharma then said, “I know. I was so hurt.” Karan then pointed out to Ranveer Singh and said that he said the same thing about him. “It’s an honest confession, I could be lying to you and saying all kinds of things.”Anushka said, “I know you said that and I have met you a lot of times after that. But that one day when you called me after Band Baajaa Baraat, it just made up for everything.”
Karan recalled the first time he saw Ranveer. Karan said that he was eating and he pointed out that all A.D’s are all playing Table Tennis. “So I was sitting with Adi and Yash uncle and I come there and meet Yash uncle a lot for lunch. He said one of those is not an A.D, he’s the new boy in Band Bajaa Baaraat. I said who?” He then pointed out to Ranveer and I said, ‘He’s in Band Baaja Baaraat?’” Karan Johar then said how Aditya Chopra told him that Ranveer is a really good actor, to which Karan replied, “It doesn’t matter, but he looks like this.”