The IIFA awards ceremony was full of entertainment, goof ups, and drama. A LOT of drama. Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan, and Varun Dhawan took massive digs at Kangana Ranaut over the nepotism tirade.
Varun Dhawan won the best actor in a comic role award for his performance in Dishoom. While on stage, the trio had this to say,
— IIFA (@IIFA) July 16, 2017
“I’M HERE BECAUSE OF MY FATHER, SAIF IS HERE BECAUSE OF HIS MOTHER, AND VARUN IS HERE ALSO BECAUSE OF HIS FATHER. WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?”
They then chanted, “Nepotism rocks.”
However, these comments did not go down well with a lot of people and many took to Twitter to slam the three.
1. A valid point, indeed!
When the cabal of 3 gang up and ridicule one of the finest actresses, it's proof of Nepotism in Bolly. Shame on u Johar, Khan, Dhawan
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) July 17, 2017
2. A lot of growing up to do, according to him at least…
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) July 17, 2017
4. Yes, would they do it?
I'd like to see the likes of Karan Johar, Saif & Varun Dhawan try their Nepotism humor when Kangana is in their presence. #IIFA
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) July 17, 2017
After facing severe backlash, actor Varun Dhawan took to Twitter and apologised in a couple of tweets.
I express my apology and regret .. I am extremely sorry if I have offended or hurt anyone with that act..
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) July 18, 2017
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) July 17, 2017
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but making fun of them at an international event and taking digs at them is just not fair. While the youngest of the three has apologised, will the others follow suit? We sincerely hope they do!