When Karan Johar recalled ‘traumatic childhood story’ of being tied to a tree and abandoned by Abhishek Bachchan – The Indian Express
Karan Johar once recalled how a gang of Bollywood star-kids, led by Abhishek Bachchan, once bullied him and Shweta Bachchan by tying them to a tree and running away.
In an episode of his chat show Koffee with Karan, Karan accused actor Akshaye Khanna of bullying him as a child, and in a 2018 radio show that he used to host, Karan recalled a similar story, but this one featured Abhishek Bachchan..
Abhishek called in on the show and asked Karan what it feels like to be a powerful industry figure now, but knowing that he was once tied to a tree by him.
Karan laughed and said that he remembers the incident, and that it is one of the most ‘traumatic’ stories from his childhood..
Firstly, you tied me with your sister and the only good thing to have come out of that is that I got to know her really well and she happens to be one of my closest and dearest friends.
But we got tied up to that tree at your house in Marve and that is one of my childhood traumatic stories.
It was a Red Indian party or a game, I don’t know what it was but I remember being tied to that tree as part of that game.
You and Farhan (Akhtar) and I think Adi (Aditya Chopra) and Uday (Chopra) and I am not sure who else you all tied us to that tree and left us there.”.
Karan also took the opportunity to recall another traumatic childhood story, where his mother dressed him up as Superman for a party, mistakenly believing that it was a fancy dress bash.
That being said, Karan acknowledged how close he is with Abhishek and his sister, Shweta.
Karan didn’t sugarcoat his words when he accused Akshaye Khanna of being ‘rude’ to him as a child.
Karan said on his chat show, “You’ve been very rude to me as a child.
And we were these little surviving badminton players, we used to just walk away, and he was this star badminton player, and we used to be thrown off the court.” When Akshaye said that he’s making the story up, Karan replied, “I swear I’m not.
I remember, I was scarred.”.
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