‘I feel responsible’: Karan on Hardik-Rahul controversy

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are facing the worst times because of the backlash they received for their comments on Koffee with Karan. The comments were marked as sexist and the players were suspended from the Australia, New Zealand series. With a lot of people have their opinion on the issue, Karan Johar finally opened up.

In an interaction with ET Now, the 46-year-old filmmaker 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.”

Karan added, “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.”

The filmmaker also revealed that his show is run entirely by women and none of them came up to him and said that it was inappropriate, admitting that he didn’t think about what was happening.

Karan said, “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.”

“I am just saying is that I think that perhaps things were said that 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 said.