Hell has broken loose ever since the infamous episode of ‘Koffee With Karan’ featuring Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul aired on television.
Netizens have taken on social media to endlessly slam Hardik Pandya for his inappropriate and misogynistic comments.
Even after Panya posted an apology on social media, he is still having to face the repercussions of his statements.
However, Karan Johar opened up for the first time about the ongoing fiasco and said that the controversy has now gone into a zone which is beyond his control.
In a recent interview, he said, “I have to say that I feel very responsible because it was my show, it was my platform. I invited them as guests and so the ramifications and repercussion of the show are my responsibility. I have had so many so many sleepless nights just wondering about how I can undo this damage, who is gonna listen to me. It’s now gone into a zone which is beyond my control.”
“I have to say and I don’t defend myself when I say this. I have to say that the questions that I asked the two boys are the questions I ask everyone including women. Deepika (Padukone) and Alia (Bhatt) were on the show, I asked them those questions. I have no control about the answers that come my way.”
Karan revealed ‘Koffee With Karan’ is a show which is entirely run by women and how none of them came up to him and said that Pandya’s statements were offensive.
“I have a control room of 16- 17 girls, none of them came and told me it was inappropriate. Some told me it was funny, crazy, mad and as a result, I did not see this coming.”
He also added that he isn’t trying to justify what happened in the episode:
“I am just saying is that I think that perhaps things were said that may have crossed boundaries and I apologize because it was my platform from where it happened. I feel the boys have faced the price for it already”.
There have been many who have blamed KJo for encouraging controversial statements for TRP. He even went on to clarify the issue:
“I don’t care about TRPs…I don’t care about the ratings and people don’t understand that an English language show is never dependent on TRPs”.
Karan Johar says he's sorry! Regrets what happened to Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul's careers post their appearance on #KoffeeWithKaran. Catch an #Exclusive chat w/ @SupriyaShrinate as he breaks his silence post the controversy #Davos2019 @hardikpandya7 @klrahul11 @BCCI @karanjohar pic.twitter.com/EgkpWAl19w
— ET NOW (@ETNOWlive) January 23, 2019
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