- KJo told IFFM director that he wants to host the film fest next year
- 'Another takeover,' tweeted Simi Garewal
- Simi Garewal and KJo hosted rival chat shows years ago
Correction - she said 'another takeover.' Presumably, Ms Garewal is referring to the rival chat shows hosted by Karan Johar and herself. Rendezvous With Simi Garewal ran for five seasons till about 2004-5, Koffee With Karan began airing around then and its fifth season ended earlier this year.
See Simi Garewal's tweet - her account is unverified:
After I finished hosting IFFM Awards @karanjohar told Festival Director 'Next year I want to host the awards'! Another takeover?!— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) August 15, 2017
She's found a lot of support online. "No one can reach your level" and "no question of a takeover" read some responses to her tweet. Others called Karan Johar 'greedy' and described him as 'mafia.'
No word from Karan Johar yet on whether Simi Garewal's fear of a 'takeover' is unfounded.