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Four Bollywood celebrities who fought with Karan Johar, only to become friends again

20 Jun, 2022
<p>Composite of images from Instagram of Kartik Aaryan, Karan Johar, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan.</p>

Composite of images from Instagram of Kartik Aaryan, Karan Johar, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan.

Director Karan Johar is known just as much for controversy as he is known for his movies. Whether it is him declaring that he will never work with Pakistani artists or his famous online clapbacks, Johar is definitely out there.

It, therefore, comes as no surprise that the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai director gets into tiffs with actors and actresses now and then.


Indian actress Kajol and Karan Johar have been friends since they were children but in 2016 their friendship nearly didn’t stand the test of the time, rather the box office.

Ajay Devgan’s Shivaay and Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil clashed at the box office but that was not it. A film critic at the time claimed on Twitter that Johar has paid him to trash Devgan’s movie. What really upset Johar was Kajol retweeting the post with the word ‘shocked’. Kajol and Johar have made up since then, with the latter apologising publicly to Kajol.

Kareena Kapoor

Yes, Kareena and Karan may be the best of friends now but Karan definitely had a lot of complaints about the Jab We Met star in his biography. Many years ago, Karan had approached Bebo for Kal Ho Na Ho. She reportedly asked for a lot of money, as much as Shahrukh Khan was getting back in the day. Karan not only refused but also carried a grudge for a while before things became better.

Salman Khan

Shahrukh Khan and Karan have remained the best of friends since Karan cast him in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai while Salman Khan and Shahrukh have always had some bad blood between them. Karan went as far as to hate Salman, all through the time Shahrukh and Salman were fighting. Now that all is calm in the Khan universe, Karan and Salman have also mended their relationship.

Kartik Aaryan

Aaryan was cast for Karan’s Dostana 2, a sequel to John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra starrer Dostana. Aaryan’s sudden exit from the film left fans speculating and Karan fuming. However, the latest pictures seem to suggest that the director and actor have since buried the hatchet. What does this mean for Dostana 2 is yet to be seen.

Who else do you think Karan had beef with? Tell us in the comments below.