15th June 2023( New Delhi): Nikhil Advani, a longtime employee of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, received his big break in 2003 when he launched his directorial career with the studio’s biggest blockbuster, Kal Ho Naa Ho. Nikhil did, however, leave Karan Johar’s business shortly after. In a recent interview, the filmmaker candidly admitted that it was a “very public fallout” because of which no one wanted to collaborate with him.
Nikhil Advani on fallout with Dharma Productions
In the latest episode of The Streaming Show podcast, as quoted by Indian Express, Nikhil recalled, “Post Kal Ho Naa Ho, I didn’t have work for three years. Nobody wanted to work with me. I left Dharma Productions and it was a very public fallout. And I didn’t have work for three years and when I finally started working again post D-Day, I just wanted to do anything and everything, never be in that position again.”
Nikhil and Karan Johar never discussed what went wrong
In a 2013 interview with TOI, Nikhil had revealed he and Karan Johar had never sat down to discuss what went wrong between them even though they had known each other since their school days
They both had egos at the time, as Nikhil has already admitted. They both had egos at the time, as Nikhil has already admitted. They never discussed what went wrong, he continued, but after Yash Johar’s death, they began speaking to one another once more.