Following the untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput, many people on the internet were quick to blame Karan Johar. Karan is often accused as the flag bearer of nepotism in Bollywood. Many netizens believe that this kind of treatment pushes young artists to the brink of suicide. Actor Saif Ali Khan has now defended Karan Johar in his latest comment about nepotism in the Hindi film industry. Saif also comes from a famous family as his mother was the famous actress Sharmila Tagore and his father was Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
In a recent interview, Saif Ali Khan said, "I have no idea what Kangana was saying on Koffee with Karan because I don’t think like that. As far as Karan is concerned, he has made himself a large symbol and it seems like he’s attracting a lot of flak for it. The truth is always complicated. There’s much more to it but people aren’t interested in that. I hope the tide is over and better things shine through."
The Love Aaj Kal actor further said, "There is inequality in India that needs to be explored. Nepotism, favoritism, and camps are different subjects. Even I have been a victim of nepotism but nobody speaks of that. I’m happy to see more people from film institutes come to the forefront."
Speaking to The New Indian Express Saif said, "He was a talented actor and a good-looking guy. I thought he had a bright future. He was polite to me and appreciated my guest appearance in the film. He wanted to talk about many topics like astronomy and philosophy. I got the feeling he was brighter than I was.”