Actor Koena Mitra slams Karan Johar for acting as one of the gatekeepers of Bollywood

Filmmaker Karan Johar previously shared a post where he expressed sadness and regret over the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: June 16, 2020 12:18 IST
Actor Koena Mitra slams Karan Johar for acting as one of the gatekeepers of Bollywood

Following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput filmmaker, Karan Johar made a post where he expressed his condolences for the actor and his family. However, not everyone is pleased with the filmmaker and his treatment of newcomers in Bollywood. Actor Koena Mitra has now slammed the filmmaker for acting as one of the gatekeepers of Bollywood. Mitra believes that there are many others like Sushant Singh Rajput in the industry who are treated as outsiders.

Speaking to Times of India Mitra said, "Karan Johar does not have the license of this industry. It is shown as if he presents or rejects something then it is the ultimate thing. But no, the industry is an ocean and we are tiny little drops in it. He is also a drop in it. No one can decide who works and who should be rejected.”
Mitra also revealed that Sushant was never accepted as a recognised actor despite his films. She added saying, “Sushant was such a bright guy, good looking actor and he succeeded with good films. Despite that I read a statement that he was treated like an outsider, not invited at parties and weddings."
Joining actors like Kangana Ranaut in her stand, Koena Mitra slammed all those writing unauthentic posts about Sushant after his death. She said, "Those writing essays mourning his death used to mock him because he was a TV star. There is a discrimination we have in our industry. If you are from the fashion industry, models can’t do anything, if you are from the TV industry, they say you don’t have a standard, are not of the same category. Imagine the kind of rejection, discrimination John Abraham, Sushmita, Priyanka had to face. I am happy to see them do so well now. A couple of years back a lot of people were behind Priyanka Chopra, trying to finish her. But she was smart enough, she moved out of this mess and has started doing so well.”