Karan Johar has become one of the most followed Bollywod film-makers on social media with over 20 million followers on Twitter and Instagram. When asked Karan about his opinion on the various social networking platforms, the ‘My Name is Khan’ director said, “I have realised that this is the day-and-age of immediate connectivity, If you are in the media space or in a space where you need direct connectivity with people and need their opinion, feedback, thoughts or feelings, then it is very relevant and important to be on social media.”
Speaking about the trolls, the filmmaker adds, “It (negative things) can bother you, but you have to rise above it and go to a place of complete indifference and amusement. I stepped aside and thought, ‘these faceless and nameless people must be lonely and unhappy’. So, they can’t bear the sight of somebody’s success so they say weird things about me, my sexuality and even my pouts.” Karan Johar is on social media not just for the love of fans but also to promote his work. “Within the realm of that, sometimes, you share personal thoughts and events, but mainly it is a promotional tool,” concludes Karan.