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Karan Johar chartered plane for PM Modi visit

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Jan 20, 2019, 12:07 am IST
Updated : Jan 20, 2019, 12:07 am IST

A very reliable source tells us that ‘Santa’ Johar took upon himself to take the entire Bollywood entourage to Delhi at his expense.

Karan Johar
 Karan Johar

Guess who paid for the Mumbai film industry’s visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi last week? It was none other Bollywood’s resident Santa Claus Karan Johar.

A very reliable source tells us that ‘Santa’ Johar took upon himself to take the entire Bollywood entourage to Delhi at his expense. “Karan hired a private plane which took the entire team of actors, directors and producers to meet the PM in Delhi,” says the source who reveals that the airborne indulgence cost KJo around seven to eight lakh rupees. “That’s nothing for him,” dismisses a close friend of Johar, calling him the  “most generous person in Bollywood.”

 

“He is! He is constantly giving expensive gifts to all his friends.  His favourite gift items are Louis Vitton and Gucci bags, each valued at around Rs one lakh. Sometimes he buys two and three bags for a friend. Then he also buys expensive designer clothes for friends like Ranbir and Ranveer Singh. Varun and Alia are like his own children. If they like something in his house or something that he’s wearing he gives it to them on the spot,” says a friend who has been at the receiving end.

A section of  Karan Johar’s critics does not see his generosity in a positive light. “This is nothing but an attempt to buy his so-called friends’ love and loyalty,” says one of them.

 

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