“Why was I ignored for RRR Hindi”; Rajamouli once mocked Karan Johar for his ‘juvenile complaint’

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar and SS Rajamouli had a snarky conversation about why Dharma Productions was not the presenter for the Hindi version of RRR. The Baahubali director ended up mocking KJo’s situation. 

Karan was ignored

SS Rajamouli’s RRR is making headlines on many international platforms. After its popular song “Naatu Naatu” won a Golden Globe, the film has now been honored with the Critics Choice Award for Best Foreign Film and the MM Keeravani composition as the Best Song.


Amid the celebration, a video from the past during the RRR event in Mumbai is going viral where Karan Johar spoke about being hurt by the director ignoring him.

Karan Johar presented the Hindi versions of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. However, his name was ignored from the posters of RRR Hindi. Instead, the Hindi version of RRR was presented by Pen Studios’ Jayantilal Gada.

Speaking about the same, Karan asked the filmmaker why he didn’t give him the rights to the Hindi version, even when he had backed his two previous films. Answering the question, Rajamouli replied in an epic way.


The Reply

The Baahubali director said, “I asked you to be the presenter of Baahubali films. You made tens and hundreds of crores with that. So, when a producer makes so much money, usually as a director, I expect some gifts, sir. And what did you give me? You called for your talk show. You gave me a phone and a Bluetooth speaker and you wanted the rights of RRR Hindi.”

He further said with a smirk, “Sir, look at Jayantilal sir, he has promised me a sea-facing flat in Bandra after RRR is a success. Right next to your house.” He continued, “You will be shocked to know what my producer D. V. V. Danayya has promised me… 1 acre plot in Jubilee Hills.”

An amused Karan replied that he has always loved him and yet Rajamouli wants ‘materialistic things’ from him, before breaking into a laugh.