Karan Johar is saying goodbye to the social media platform Twitter. Karan tweeted his final farewell to the digital platform on Monday, but he did not specify why.
“Making space for more positive energies only and this is step one towards that. Goodbye Twitter!,” his last tweet read.
During the current season of Koffee With Karan, the filmmaker has spoken extensively about dealing with trolling and dealing with social media hate. He also mentioned that he had anxiety issues a few years ago and had to take medication. He claimed that at that point, he realised that a variety of issues, including trolling, could escalate and lead to a mental health crisis.
During the final episode of Koffee With Karan 7, Johar, who is often referred to as the “flag bearer of nepotism” (as Karan stated in one of the episodes of KWK7), opened up about his mental health and how being in therapy helped him.
“I built some kind of thick skin over the years. Honestly, it doesn’t bother me the way people think it should bother me when I read stuff that is completely putrid, awful. They come down to even abusing my kids. Those are times when I feel like f***, just leave them out of it. I’m like, you can say whatever you want about me, my sexuality or about all the conspiracy theories they have that are really down and dirty. It really doesn’t bother me and it’s not like I have not been in therapy and I haven’t had issues in the past,” he stated.
In an earlier interview with Bollywood Hungama, the filmmaker expressed his disappointment that some in the industry wanted Brahmastra to fail.
“While I have no problems with everyone’s opinions, I sometimes feel sad, because within the industry we have some people, who are working for the industry and are with the industry for years. You can be critical but being negative is not nice. Sometimes, some people push that from being critical to being negative. Sometime I feel we are all part of the same industry, so don’t you want this film to work… People within the industry, who call themselves members of the media also, celebrate ruination of a film. I feel that is never a good thing,” he stated.
On the work front, Johar is currently awaiting the release of Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, his directorial, which is being marketed as a family film. The film stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi, and Jaya Bachchan.