Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt lose lakhs of Instagram followers as Sushant fans call out ‘nepotism’
Actor Kangana Ranaut, who has often raised the nepotism issue and claimed that it works to the detriment of outsiders in Bollywood, has gained lakhs of social media followers.
The furore over nepotism triggered by Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide last week has taken a heavy toll on the Instagram followings of film-maker Karan Johar and actor Alia Bhatt.
Meanwhile, actor Kangana Ranaut, who has often raised the nepotism issue and claimed that it works to the detriment of outsiders in Bollywood, has gained lakhs of Instagram followers.
Johar and Bhatt are both children of successful Bollywood film-makers — Yash Johar and Mahesh Bhatt. Rajput’s alleged suicide is seen by many fans as his reaction to a concerted effort by the Bollywood “insider lobby”, including the likes of Johar, to outcast the actor, a former TV star from Patna who won many accolades for his powerful performances in movies like Dhoni and Kai Po Che.
Allegations have been made on social media about big production houses boycotting the actor, and clips have been shared from Johar’s chat show Koffee with Karan to project an alleged bid by Bhatt and fellow starkid Sonam Kapoor, besides Johar himself, to make light of Rajput’s stardom.