Koffee With Karan S6: Anshula Kapoor receives rape threats for not helping Janhvi Kapoor win a game, Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar react
Koffee With Karan Season 6 saw Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor as guests in its latest episode. During one of the game segments in the show, Karan Johar asked Janhvi and Arjun to call up a family member and get them to say, 'Hey, Karan, it's me.' Janhvi called stepsister Anshula Kapoor and asked her to repeat the sentence. Meanwhile, Arjun jokingly threatened Anshula saying 'he won't come home if she said the sentence'. Anshula didn't help Janhvi and as a result, Arjun won the round.
Ever since the episode aired on TV, the internet has been lashing out at Anshula for not helping Janhvi. When Janhvi shared a picture of herself and Anshula on Instagram, the comments section soon filled up with negative remarks about the latter.
Replying to an Instagram user, who accused Anshula of favouring Arjun, Janhvi wrote: "She couldn't hear me and asked me after the show got over what that call was about." A section of the internet called Anshula out for being biased towards Arjun while some called her "mean and rude."
During a conversation with Priyanka Chopra for Facebook live session 'Social For Good', Janhvi said that Anshula received rape threats for not helping Janhvi out on the show.
The actress further went on to say, "People are always quick to judge on social media... My sister recently got trolled on social media for something silly that happened on Koffee With Karan. She started getting rape threats and it was weird to me because people on social media are faceless. They feel like they can have an opinion which can sometimes cross a moral line. So when I do put stuff up on social media I do think about that. I feel protective towards them, what people are going to say about them."
Angry at the hate comments targeting Anshula, Arjun tweeted on Wednesday: "Something I assumed was an absolute non-issue on Koffee With Karan has escalated into Anshula being abused and I can't be bothered by protocol anymore. F**k all those trolls who wish harm to my sister. I hope your mom or sister never have to go through what you have put us through."
Host Karan Johar also backed Arjun and tweeted: "It was a harmless fun game and did not warrant this response! People genuinely need to stop this intense negativity."