“I Got Carried Away In The Moment,” Karan Explains His Distasteful Humour On Kangana At IIFA

The nepotism debate has gone on for far too long. When a woman who has been through it, spoke about it – people of the industry ganged up on her. While we all are taught to appreciate and acknowledge everyone’s opinion, it can be called ‘immature’ to take digs at someone, who had the guts to speak about it.

If you didn’t know, hosts at IIFA 2017, Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar along with Varun Dhawan, took major digs at Kangana for starting the nepotism debate and chanted ‘nepotism rocks’ in the end to prove, God only knows what point!

Twitter did not take it! They did not appreciate two seniors of the industry, exploiting a platform to ‘bully’ a woman. Honestly, it was just uncalled for. Varun Dhawan, the youngest of them – took to Twitter to apologise and now Karan Johar has followed suit.


In an interview with NDTV, Karan Johar tried to come clean and took a U-turn, just like Varun Dhawan. He said that he doesn’t believe ‘nepotism rocks’. He added,

“Of course I don’t believe that ‘nepotism rocks’. Of course, I believe that only talent rocks. If anything that rocks, it’s your talent, hard work and conviction. It’s the energy you bring to your job. What we said was meant to be a joke, which I think has been misplaced, misunderstood and I think it went wrong. I regret it.”


He came forward and took the onus of the joke and said that it was all his mistake.

“The idea of that joke was entirely mine, so I take onus of the idea of what we said. And I think we went a bit too far with the Kangana mention.”


Karan also said that he regrets the whole episode as his upbringing has taught him to be chivalrous and decent. He has just been a bad sport. He said that he got ‘carried away in the moment’ and ‘deeply regrets’ it.

“It was something that we said in humour, it may be terrible humour, bad humour, misplaced humour, but our intention was not to hurt anyone.”

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He also said that though nepotism is an easy access to the industry, what you do with that access, matters. And he has promised that he won’t speak about Kangana or nepotism anymore.

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We really hope that Karan stands by his promise. Even if Bollywood biggies see it or ignore it, no one can deny that nepotism exists in the industry. The only thing that we would admire is a fair chance to anyone and everyone who deserves it. Isn’t it?

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