Kajol and Karan Johar were friends for 25 years before fissures developed when KJo blamed Kajol’s husband Ajay Devgn for their fraught relationship and boiling point was reached last year when Ajay publicly accused KJo of paying for favorable reviews of his film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which was clashing with Ajay’s film Shivaay.
But now Kajol and Karan Johar are buddies again (because if Shah Rukh and Salman could, anyone can), despite KJo dedicating a chapter in his autobiography to how she ‘could never come back’ into his life. The grand reunion played out on social media – but it turns out, that was just the epilogue. On Monday, folks noticed that Karan Johar was now following Kajol on Instagram. Folks also noticed that the actress was among the many celebs who ‘liked’ Karan Johar’s post about his twins, Yash and Roohi. Lots of other stars also liked the post – Twinkle Khanna, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Karisma Kapoor and the like – but one name popped, the only one that mattered.
Yash and Roohi, six-months-old, did not broker peace, however. Filmfare reports that Kajol herself offered the olive branch – she texted KJo an invite to her birthday party over the weekend, and he showed up. As Filmfare tells it, they hugged and made up, with minimum fuss and drama.
Just days ago, Kajol was asked by the media what chance there was she and Karan Johar would work together again. Her answer was this, as reported by news agencies: “Let me put it this way, I am not answering any questions on that particular point. If any of my other friends want to offer me a film I’ll definitely do it.”
She was relatively restrained when you consider everything KJo wrote about her in his book, An Unsuitable Boy. Here’s an example: “I wouldn’t like to give her piece of myself to her at all because she’s killed every bit of emotion I had for her for 25 years. I don’t think she deserves me. I feel nothing for her anymore.”