Karan Johar has finally broken his silence over the controversial episode of his talk show Koffee with Karan involving Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. The duo had received a lot of criticism for their sexist comments on the show. Their behavior was deemed to be inappropriate after they made controversial comments about having relationships with multiple women. Since that episode was aired, a lot has happened.
The cricketers had received massive backlash from the fans that led to their exclusion from the Indian team. They were sent home midway through the Australian tour and were excluded from the tour to New Zealand. The matter reached the Supreme Court that has set February 5 as the date for the hearing on the matter.
Here’s what Karan Johar said
The careers of Hardik and Rahul are in jeopardy. It’s not certain whether they would be included in the squad for the ODI World Cup later this year. Karan Johar, after a long time, has spoken on the matter. The Bollywood Director feels he is responsible but is not in a position to undo the damage.
“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,” said Karan Johar as quoted by ET Now.
He added, “I have had so many so many sleepless nights, 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.”