Karan, 44, tweeted following the backlash for Anushka Sharma's dialogue in his film, where the actress says, "Mohammad Rafi? Woh gaate kam rote zyada the na?".
Filmmakers making irresponsible remarks at events..singers revelling in self importance...press releases sent to mask insecurities! Ufff....? Karan Johar (@karanjohar) November 4, 2016
Sonu, 43, responded by tweeting:
So it's all about loving your family, and disrespecting others'!! And this is not reveling in Self Importance? UFFFFFFF... :)? Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) November 5, 2016
The singer had supported Mohammad Rafi's son Shahid, who slammed Karan for disrespecting the late legend in his film, saying, "If you can listen to the same joke about your parents then we are wrong. If your blood boils that how can someone say something like this about my parents, then hum sahi hain."
Meanwhile, during a special screening of Priyanka Chopra-produced Marathi film Ventilator, when Vidhu was asked about the remark on Mohammad Rafi in Karan's film, he had said, "The name of the film that you took I haven't seen it. And I don't intend to watch it. I have no interest."
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil which also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Fawad Khan and Shah Rukh Khan (in a cameo) hit the screens on October 28.
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