Following the backlash from a section of netizens post Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, filmmaker Karan Johar has now unfollowed several Twitter accounts. The handles which he has unfollowed include those of his close friend Twinkle Khanna, actress Alia Bhatt and Janhvi Kapoor, whom he launched, along with Dharma Productions’ blue-eyed boy Varun Dhawan. KJo now follows only eight Twitter handles, out of which only three belongs to the actors-namely Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan. The remaining belongs to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the other four are related to his production house.
Karan Johar has been facing backlash on social media for the past couple of days. Netizens accused KJo of hypocrisy after he penned down his thoughts on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The filmmaker blamed himself for not having been in touch with the actor. His last film Drive, which got completed in 2018 but released a year later on Netflix, was produced by Karan Johar.
Karan Johar and actress Alia Bhatt are being accused of speaking dismissively of Sushant on an episode of chat show Koffee With Karan. The outrage is also based on reports that Karan Johar and other renowned production houses boycotted Mr Rajput. In a tweet, politician Sanjay Nirupam, also alleged that Sushant lost seven projects he had signed after his 2019 hit.