It all started when a dialogue mouthed by Anushka Sharma in Karan Johar‘s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil dissed legendary singer Mohammed Rafi. The dialogue, “Mohammed Rafi? Woh gaate kam rote zyada the na?” expectedly didn’t go down well with Mohammed Rafi’s son Shahid and several of his fans and followers, and one of them was singer, Sonu Nigam. Karan Johar had then tweeted taking a dig at Sonu Nigam and others, “Filmmakers making irresponsible remarks at events. Singers revelling in self importance… Press releases sent to mask insecurities! Ufff.” In retaliation Sonu Nigam too had tweeted, “So it’s all about loving your family , and disrespecting others’!! And this is not revelling in self importance. UFFFFFFF…”

But now if a report by Bombay Times is to be believed then the two have buried the hatchet. A source revealed, “The dust has settled, there is no bad blood between the two anymore. Sonu even paid a tribute to KJo at the Mirchi Music Awards.” When BT asked Sonu about his equation with Karan, he said, “Anyone who has achieved such immense success in life can’t be a small person. Sometimes, the people around exaggerate and magnify matters. We never got a chance to meet each other after that (row). But recently , while I was hosting an awards show, I paid a tribute to him by singing three of my hits from his films. We hugged each other after that and both of us were on the verge of crying. I was happy he reciprocated my love and respect. Life is very small for all this. You never know when your time is over.”

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He further explained, “We never had an altercation on a personal level. Social media has a way of fanning the flames. I neither spoke ill of his film, nor uttered his name even once. I just expressed my love for Rafi saab. That doesn’t make me antiKaran Johar. I revere Rafi saab and I have a right to say so. I never spoke against Karan and he knows it.”

Instead of indulging in a public face-off, why didn’t the two sort out the matter in private? “I didn’t feel the need to call him.You do that when you either feel guilty or are in need of that person. So I didn’t call him and neither did he,” he concluded.

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All is well between Sonu Nigam and Karan Johar
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