'None of us do these things': Karan Johar breaks his silence on drug party accusations
It was only a few weeks back that star filmmaker Karan Johar's Instagram video taken during a house party created a storm on social media. The video that featured filmstars including Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal, Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor among others, was called a "drug party" by a certain section of the internet.
Karan, in a recent interview, broke his silence on the matter. Calling the accusations "baseless", Karan said that he had thought of issuing a statement on the matter but decided against it because he didn't want to want to justify the accusation levelled against him and other film industry members.
"I don't react very well to these baseless accusations because that's what they were, baseless," Karan said.
He went on to add, "Apparently you are not allowed to scratch your nose. Apparently, you are not allowed to put your phone in your back pocket. Apparently, a shadow of light is perceived to be some kind of powder."
"There were achieving members of the industry who were having an easy night out after a hard week of work, having a good time. I took that video with all the earnestness... would I be putting out that video if there was anything happening at all, I am not stupid," he added.
Talking further about the party, Karan said, "My mother, 5 minutes before this video, was sitting with us. It was that kind of a family, happy, social gathering, where friends were sitting and having a good time and we were listening to some music, having some good food and having good conversational energy there. There was nothing else going on."
Karan also said that the reason he shared the video was that he wanted to show that there's warmth in the industry.
"Who does these kinds of things, none of us... we are all very committed professionals. This is absolutely ridiculous and the reason I did not put it out because I am like why do I need to justify a house party that was a casual get together of good friends who had really good conversational time.... how dare that be grabbed away from us, how dare someone constantly make us soft targets," he shared.