Karan Johar applauds Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood transition as ‘fantastic,’ and commends her remarkable success in the industry since the move.
Earlier this year, Priyanka Chopra gained attention for an interview in which she disclosed her conflicts within the Hindi film industry, ultimately leading her to transition to Hollywood. Several months after her widely discussed conversation with Dax Shepard, Karan Johar was approached for his thoughts on Priyanka’s move to Hollywood. He shared his perspective during an interview with ET Canada at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2024, where he was present for the premiere of “Kill,” a film he co-produced.
Karan Johar praises Priyanka Chopra’s stardom in Hollywood
When Karan Johar was asked about Priyanka Chopra’s remarkable success and her transition from Bollywood to Hollywood, he expressed his enthusiasm, describing it as “fantastic.”
During his conversation with ET Canada, he praised Priyanka’s journey, stating that witnessing her continuous growth and her substantial accomplishments on her own terms was truly impressive. He commended her for consistently excelling on various platforms and for her unwavering representation of values and ideals.
Why Priyanka Chopra chose to move to Hollywood
Following her initial foray into the American music industry, Priyanka made her debut in the American television landscape with her role in the 2015 series “Quantico.” Subsequently, Priyanka has extended her career to encompass Hollywood cinema, showcasing her talent in notable productions like “Baywatch,” “The Matrix: Revolutions,” and “Love Again,” in addition to her involvement in the Amazon Prime Video series “Citadel.”
In a candid conversation with Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast in March 2024, Priyanka shared her reasons for departing from the Bollywood film industry. She revealed that she had felt increasingly marginalized within the industry, facing challenges such as casting rejections and interpersonal conflicts. She explained that she found it difficult to navigate the intricate politics of the industry and eventually grew weary of it, leading her to decide that she needed a hiatus from it.
Karan Johar and Priyanka Chopra’s Alleged Feud of 2012
Although Priyanka did not explicitly mention any names, her insinuations on social media left many, including the actress Kangana Ranaut, strongly believing that she was alluding to Karan Johar. This belief was rooted in the various incidents that have characterized the fluctuating nature of Priyanka and Karan’s friendship over the years.
The purported feud between Priyanka and Karan can be traced back to April 2012, a period when speculations about Priyanka’s alleged romantic involvement with Shah Rukh Khan were making headlines. It is important to note that Karan Johar, who is a close friend of Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan, was reportedly making efforts to distance Priyanka from their social circle during that time, fueling the ongoing tensions between them.
After one of Priyanka’s acquaintances granted an interview to Mumbai Mirror, shedding light on Karan’s interactions with the actor, the filmmaker took to Twitter to allude to an individual’s involvement with a ‘professional public relations apparatus,’ refraining from explicitly mentioning any names. Subsequently, Priyanka has not only participated in episodes of Karan’s popular talk show, “Koffee With Karan,” but also crossed paths with him at the prestigious inauguration of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in Mumbai earlier this year.