- "SRK and him can co-exist in the same industry," he said
- At the IIFA awards, KJo, Saif and Varun chanted 'nepotism rocks' on stage
- Ittefaq releases on November 3
Ittefaq, starring Sonakshi, Sidharth and Akshaye, is co-produced by Karan Johar and SRK while it is directed by Abhay Chopra, grandson of filmmaker BR Chopra.
Nepotism became one of the most-discussed topics in Bollywood after Kangana called KJo its 'flag bearer' during his show Koffee With Karan 5. At this year's IIFA awards, Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan chanted 'nepotism rocks' on stage. Later, Karan expressed regret, Varun tweeted an apology, but Saif, wrote an open letter on the topic, talking about 'genetics,' 'eugenics' and 'campism.'
Shah Rukh Khan earlier said he doesn't understand the word nepotism. "I don't understand this discussion (on nepotism). When I hear the word 'nepotism', I feel the other person is talking about Napoleon. Even though I know enough English, still I don't understand it and the discussion. Whether I agree or disagree -- I don't even understand it so how can I have an opinion?" he told IANS.
Meanwhile, Ittefaq is the remake of 1969 film of the same name made, produced by BR Chopra, directed by Yash Chopra and featuring Rajesh Khanna. It releases on November 3.
(With IANS inputs)