- Karan Johar has directed Amitabh Bachchan twice
- Amitabh Bachchan corrected Karan Johar on Twitter
- Karan Johar apologized immediately
Soon after the promo aired, Amitabh Bachchan corrected KJo on Twitter saying: "No Karan, I speak Punjabi because my mother (Teji Bachchan) was as Sikh that makes me a half Sikh and so I speak Punjabi." Karan apologized immediately.
This was their Twitter conversation:
No Karan .. I speak Punjabi because my Mother was as Sikh ; that makes me a half Sikh and so I speak Punjabi .. !!!!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 29, 2017
Yes Amit uncle! My apologies got that wrong.... https://t.co/JOePTMtLc1— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 29, 2017
Karan Johar has directed Amitabh Bachchan in films such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (this one also starred Big B's son Abhishek). Karan last directed Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which featured Big B's daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Karan Johar is the son of late filmmaker Yash Johar, who launched Dharma Productions in 1976. Mr Johar financially backed Amitabh Bachchan's cult film Agneepath, which was remade by his son with Hrithik Roshan in lead role. Amitabh Bachchan also starred in Dharma Productions' first ever film - Dostana, also starring Shatrughan Sinha.
Amitabh Bachchan will also be seen in Karan Johar-produced upcoming trilogy Brahmastra, co-starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.