Karan Johar Lashes Out At Actors Who Demand A Huge Fee; Filmmaker Says, ‘It’s All About Handling Fragile Egos, Insecure Minds And Some Delusions’

Karan Johar opens up about actors demanding a higher fee while shooting a project and how he handles their ego

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Karan Johar Lashes Out At Actors Who Demand A Huge Fee; Filmmaker Says, ‘It’s All About Handling Fragile Egos, Insecure Minds And Some Delusions’
Filmmaker Karan Johar has had his number of fallouts in Bollywood, over the years. From breaking his friendship with Kareena Kapoor Khan when she had demanded a huge fee to be a part of his film Kal Ho Na Ho to reportedly shelving Kartik Aaryan starrer Dostana 2 due to ‘professional circumstances,’ he has always been upfront about his dealings in the industry. Now, he has opened up about the same during a recent interview and stated how he deals with the fragile egos of the actors, who demand huge pay.

Talking about how actors of today live in a delusional world, the 51-year-old filmmaker told The Week that he has to give a reality check to actors before signing them for a project. He explains that it is important to bring the actors out of their delusional world, sit them down, and tell them about their career trajectory and their box-office collections. He adds, “There are massive stars who are above it all, and then there are some who believe they deserve a certain number. But on what basis exactly? You have to tell them that, tell it politely, tell it nicely, but definitely say it.” ALSO READ: Bigg Boss 17: Karan Johar Slams Vicky Jain For Not Supporting Wife Ankita Lokhande In Front Of His Mother; Fans Say, ‘Gaslight Kar Diya Fir Se’


Quoted by Bollywood Life, the Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani director also spoke about dealing with the fragile egos of such actors. He said, “Whether it’s demand or supply, it’s all about handling fragile egos, insecure minds, complexed energies, and some delusions. That’s 80% to 90% of my job profile. 10% is talent. Everything else is people managing.” Johar goes on to add that many times he has taken a step back when he feels that an actor is too expensive for his projects. ALSO READ: Bigg Boss 17: Karan Johar Schools Isha Malviya For Acting Innocent After Her ‘Use And Throw’ Remark On Munawar Faruqui – WATCH

On the work front, Karan Johar made his directorial comeback with Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. The movie was celebrated by the critics as well as the audiences for its on-point casting, songs, and the necessary topics it addressed. The filmmaker is currently making the headlines for hosting his famous celebrity chat show Koffee With Karan season 8 and hosting the Weekend Ka Vaar episodes of Bigg Boss 17.
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