Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar have been in the headlines ever since the two have hosted the IIFA 2017. While the 'nepotism rocks' joke started off a fresh controversy, the recent buzz suggests that Saif and KJo too have been at loggerheads post the event.
Apparently, Saif is miffed with Johar for stealing his on stage time during IIFA. As per the media reports, the 'Phantom' actor, who was co-hosting IIFA with Karan this year, wanted the stage time, punches and dialogues equally divided between the two.
“Initially, Saif and Karan got along very well. They had rehearsed their lines, skits and acts. Saif is very particular about their lines together on stage. He wanted their on-stage time to be equally divided with an equal number of jokes, punchlines, etc,” a source was quoted saying to DNA.
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However, during the event, Saif felt Karan upstaged him as the latter was improvising his dialogues which apparently disturbed the actor. “It’s not clear how this happened, because the hosts always read from the teleprompter. Karan is so comfortable on stage, so he may have said some spontaneous things to improvise, which may have disturbed his co-host. But I doubt he did that to steal Saif’s thunder,” a source close to Karan Johar reportedly told DNA.
Well, so far neither Saif nor Karan has opened up on the reports of their tiff. On the other hand, the two did clear their stand on the ongoing nepotism debate asserting that it's the talent and hardwork that works in the industry and that they (Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan) shouldn't have mentioned Kangana Ranaut during the nepotism joke.
Well, while the nepotism continues to haunt the three stars as of now, we wonder if the reports of tiff between Saif and Karan will make the matter worse.