‘Karan & Sons’ has been a heartwarming, emotional, and also humorous film, which won viewers’ hearts. The film featured Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Malhotra, and Fawad Khan. Recently, Karan Johar opened up that he tried to ‘sabotage’ Alia casting in ‘Kapoor & Sons.
The filmmaker recently stated that he had a one-on-one with Alia and said that she cannot be in every Dharma film. “I tried to sabotage her casting because I had a one-on-one with Alia and I said, ‘Listen, you don’t have to do every Dharma film. You don’t like it, you don’t do it because the part is really nothing.’ She was like, ‘Yeah, I know but I love Shakun (Batra), I’ll just hear it for him, he’s a good friend.’ I said, ‘Yeah, yeah, but don’t do it. It’s fine because it’s called Kapoor & Sons and you’re not a Kapoor in the film.'”
Karan further shared that Alia said she really want to do this film and she loved the script, “She heard (the script) and she comes to my room and says, ‘I really want to do this film, I really love the script, I don’t care about my role.’ I thought more power to her that she actually didn’t see the footage, she didn’t see the length of the role, she just saw the film and I wish all actors in our industry thought like that.”
Karan Johar also revealed that he had reached out to six top actors for the role of Rahul Kapoor, but no one came ahead. Later, the role was played by Fawad Khan. He said, “Yes, I had offered Fawad’s part to six different actors and no one did it. No matter what reasons they gave, I felt they were afraid of playing a homosexual man on screen. Having said that, they had a reason and I didn’t judge them for it.”