"I think this whole matter was blown up. She was just trying to get a point across but people really stretched it way too much. Such things happen, we're in a fraternity," the actor added.
Speaking about Kangana's accusation that the filmmaker has only launched star kids, the 'Judwaa 2' star said, "Who all has he launched by now? Only star kids' right? Then it's not an accusation, it's the truth..."
He further pointed out, "Karan had also launched a lot of directors like Shashank Khaitan, who is a close friend of mine. He is from Nashik and has nothing to do with the film industry. He gave the script to Karan and he liked it. And Karan said he believes in his work and they made a film together."
The 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' actor asserted that Johar had also launched people who are not at all from film industry, like he launched a girl from the movie 'Gippy' and also Sidharth Malhotra, who isn't from the industry.
The whole debate on 'nepotism' started when Johar invited Ranaut at his celebrity chat show 'Koffee with Karan' earlier this year, where the 'Queen' actress called the filmmaker a "flag bearer of nepotism." (ANI)