Ever since Karan Johar took over the English-language Bollywood chat-show space from Simi Garewal, a feud has been simmering between the two. And now with this tweet from Simi Garewal, the feud is out in the open. Tweeted Simi, “After I finished hosting IFFM Awards @karanjohar told Festival Director ‘Next year I want to host the awards’! Another takeover?!”
The “takeover” bid this time refers to Karan Johar volunteering to host the just-concluded Indian Film Festival of Melbourne from the next year. Simi, for those who came in late, has been hosting the Festival from its inception. She clearly sees Karan’s offer to host the same as an invasion of her space, thereby bringing the long-suppressed feud into the open.