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Last Updated 17.02.2020 | 9:14 AM IST



Karan Johar upset with the backlash to AIB Roast

On Wednesday, Karan Johar held an emergency meeting in his office with all the directors and staff of his production house Dharma Productions to decide a plan of action regarding the dust that's been kicked up by the AIB's 'Roast' where Johar played 'Horny Host'.

According to a close friend of Karan Johar, the filmmaker is badly shaken by all the controversy that has flared up.

On Tuesday, The Federation Of Western India Cinema Employees (FWICE) which speaks for 22 Bollywood-related organizations, issued a strongly-worded condemnation of the 'Roast'. The letter describes the Roast as "a travesty of basic human decency in the name of entertainment and a blot on the culture and very tradition that we need to safeguard." Demanding an unconditional apology from the organizers and participants of the show the letter, signed by Kamlesh Pandey and Dilip Pithvam the President and General Secretary of the FWICE, respectively, warns of "strict disciplinary action" against what they see as "cultural terrorism."

According to Karan Johar's close buddy the director is very shaken by the attack after the Roast. "Karan never knew there would be a backlash like this. He had a meeting with his directors on Tuesday where they all decided that he should lie low and let the furor die down."

Apparently Karan Johar's powerful star friends like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan have completely distanced themselves from the controversy. Karan's other superstar friend Amitabh Bachchan came out with a mild criticism of the Roast saying, "I haven't seen the show. But abusing in public is not right."

Says the friend, "You will never find Shah Rukh or Aamir indulging in any vulgarity off or on screen. As for Salman he is almost a prude. None of these find what Karan has done stage amusing or entertaining, though they won't go public against him. The truth is, Karan has angered many of his powerful friends. It is unlikely he will ever attempt something like this again."

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