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Karan Johar And Ram Gopal Varma Bond On Twitter Over 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' Teaser

Just another day in the life of one of Bollywood's better known passive-aggressive couples.

30/08/2016 1:20 PM IST | Updated 30/08/2016 2:16 PM IST
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Karan Johar and Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma and Karan Johar are known for indulging in major Twitter bloodbaths. But like most couples, this one too doesn't believe in holding grudges for too long.

After Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil teaser premiered online at about 10 am today, Ramu was quick to drop a congratulatory tweet.

KJo was quick to respond.

To which Ramu said,

The eccentric director of films such as Satya and Rangeela has always been vocal about his opinions on social media.

While this exchange went without any daggers being drawn, Johar and Varma's love-hate relationship dates back to 2010 (perhaps even earlier) when the latter said that the scariest movie he's ever seen is Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna, a film that Johar had directed.

To this, the Dharma Productions' head honcho replied saying, "Early morning dreams come true? I dreamt I was watching Phoonk 2 [a sequel to Varma's 2008 horror movie Phoonk] and holding RGV's hand in fear. Is this possible?"

To this, Varma had tweeted, "Well, I don't know about Phoonk 2, but I'm scared of the Karan Johar hand holding part."

In 2012, when the trailer of Student of the Year had come out, RGV had gone around town singing praises, going to the extent of saying, "I rate Karan Johar far far higher (sic.) than Mehboob Khan, V Shantaram, Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt and Bimal Roy` and `Kuchkuch ho gaya mujhe Student Of The Year trailer dekhte dekhte." (sic)

He had added, "A Karan johar film institute is anyday a far better option than Subhash ghai gibhash ghai nd pune gune film institutes.I don't know about Karan's film but I wud want to be a student for life of Karan johars cinema. (sic)"

Sensing it to be a sarcastic jibe, Johar had responded with something quite nasty. "I feel like the most important person on the earth... I realised he is still alive, you know I really got worried for a moment because I thought we have lost him, so, I don't want such a great filmmaker to ever, ever leave us. So, I am so happy."

In a blog post in 2008, Johar had written, "I don't hate RGV. Hate is too strong an emotion to waste on anyone. I regard some of his work and I am indifferent to others. He's no friend of mine and will never be."

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