After the much-created controversy by the cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, in the episodes of Season 6 or the show Koffee With Karan, the show, director, producers of the show and channel Star World all had to face immense negative comments. Hardik’s misogynist comments and Rahul’s comments were outrageous and did not go well with the masses of the audience who viewed the serial. The viewers slammed them. The show is on air for over a decade but it is the first time that it had faced so much of negativity.
The Indian captain in an interview condemned the comments by the cricketer and firmly said that we do not align with negative and sexist comments. The two cricketers were banned by the BCCI after the comments.
However, Karan Johar took too long to post his comment on the matter. The audience held him equally responsible for airing the show, giggling on the comments and not stopping them to comment such outrageous comments. Finally, the director-producer has commented over the controversy.
Bollywood director @karanjohar who hosts #KoffeeWithKaran has now finally broken his silence on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s controversial comments , claiming that he feels responsible for the plight which the cricketers currently find themselves in. https://t.co/vEUH44tt3i
— Sportswallah (@TheSportswallah) January 23, 2019
In his words” I feel very responsible.” In an interview, he admitted that as it his chat show it is his responsibility. He further said,” I invited them as guests and so the ramifications and repercussion of the show are my responsibility.”
On the question as to why was he numb till date when so much had happened he gave a very lame excuse being “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.”
Well, the director has a strong reputation and he is just trying to save that he commented that “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 and Alia were on the show, I asked them those questions. I have no control about the answers that come my way.”
Further, he says that he apologizes and commented that team of KWK has 16 to 17 women and none of them had any issue rather they felt that the two boys are wild and crazy. He said that he regrets with what happened to the boys and it’s a show that is close to his heart and enjoys it irrespective of the TRP.
However, the excuses are lame as the show could have been not aired if the comments were like this or he could have asked them to be polite. Earlier also an episode of the same show with Nargis Fakhri and Diana Penty was not aired on Primetime but after 11 PM as the content was considered inappropriate. Thus the same could have been done even for this episode.
Having said that