Brother Arjun Kapoor lashes out after Anshula Kapoor gets rape threats for ‘biases’ against step-sister Janhvi Kapoor


A full-blown social media war has erupted after Janhvi Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor appeared on Koffee With Karan last week. Social media users have targeted Arjun Kapoor’s sister Anshula Kapoor with some even issuing rape threats to her for being biased against Janhvi on the show.

Alrmed by adverse social media reactions, Arjun came to her sister’s rescue and slammed the trolls on social media. A tweet posted by him read, “Something I assumed was an absolute non issue on Koffee with Karan has escalated into @anshulakapoor being abused & I can’t be bothered by protocol anymore. F**k all those trolls who wish harm to my sister. I hope ur mom or sister never have to go thru what u have put us thru.”

Karan Johar was among those Bollywood stars, who rallied behind Arjun as he wrote, “I completely agree with you Arjun! Was a harmless fun game and did not warrant this response! People genuinely need to stop this intense negativity.”

The controversy erupted after Janhvi and Arjun appeared on the 6th edition of Koffee With Karan last weekend. While on the show, both talked about how the Kapoor family had coped in the aftermath of the tragic death of Sridevi, Boney Kapoor’s second wife. Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor are Boney’s children from Sridevi, while Arjun and Anshula were born to his first wife Mona Shourie Kapoor.

In a segment towards the end of Koffee With Karan, the host had asked Janhvi and Arjun to phone a member of their family and asked them to say, ‘Hey, Karan, it’s me.’ Janhvi dialed Anshula’s number but as as soon as she answered the call, Arjun asked her not to say anything. This allowed Arjun to win the round. However, many internet users felt that Anshula had deliberately sided with her real brother and showed biases against her step sister.

Perhaps to end the controversy, Janhvi posted a photo with Anshula a day later with a moving caption. She wrote, “#tbt to the first but clearly not the last roller coaster we’ll be on together. I love you.”

This post too saw many trolls posting unpleasant comments targeting Anshula. Such was the viciousness that Janhvi had to respond to one user and say, ‘She couldn’t hear me and asked me after the show got over what that call was about.’