I feel responsible, had many sleepless nights wondering how to undo the damage: Karan Johar on Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul controversy
Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been stuck in controversies ever since they debuted as guests on Karan Johar's Koffee With Karan. Ever since the episode aired, Hardik has been receiving flak on social media due to the misogynistic comments he made on the show.
Bollywood filmmaker and the host of the show, Karan Johar recently broke his silence on the matter and talked about the on-going issues.
In an interaction with a leading channel, Karan 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," he added.
The filmmaker also added that his show is run entirely by women and none of them came up to him and said that it was inappropriate. "I regret what has happened to them. And, then there was talk about me actually enjoying the TRP, I don't care about the TRPs. Perhaps things that were said may have crossed boundaries and I apologise because it was my platform from where it happened. I feel the boys have faced the price for it already," he shared.