Karan Johar savagely shuts down trolls who demand Taimur be cast in nepotism's agglomeration, 'Takht'

Karan Johar is not one known to be particularly feisty when it comes to defending himself on social media, particularly with trolls. However, as we’ve seen in the past, some Bollywood celebs prove themselves to be very smart cookies who are more than capable of handling themselves against all the haters the internet is capable of throwing out. Turns out, Karan Johar is now one of those celebs.

A few days ago, Johar announced his newest film, Takht, a grand multi-starrer featuring the likes of Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. Soon after the announcement, however, he was inundated with Twitter users bashing the apparent ‘nepotism’ present in the casting. The ‘nepotism’ debate is one that Johar has been at the center of since Kangana Ranaut called him out on it on his show. Many users even suggest that Bollywood’s youngest, Taimur Ali Khan, be cast as well.

Here is some of the flak that Johar got over his casting choices:

However, the filmmaker did have a pretty fitting response to one particular troll over his comment:

Okay, we admit, this reply might’ve been a little petty, but it still does burn:

Someone even came for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, which hit 12 years yesterday, saying it propagated extra-marital affairs. We’ll just let you see what he had to say about it:

Karan Johar’s Takht is based on the war between two brothers fighting over the Mughal throne, Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh. The film is slated for release in 2020.