Koffee With Karan has always been the talk of town and loved by fans. This time though, Koffee With Karan Season 6 was in news for all wrong reasons since the episode of cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul was aired.
The episode was considered offensive because of Hardik Pandya’s comment on women on the show. The episode was also removed by Hotstar.
Now, Karan Johar, the host of the show has opened up about it. He has come out and sincerely apologised to the players because indirectly he feels responsible in harming their careers.
Karan Johar told to a leading daily:
“I feel very responsible because this was my show, my platform. I invited them as guests on the show so the ramifications and the repercussions of what happened on the show is my responsibility. I have had so many sleepless nights wondering about how I can undo the damage. Who’s going to listen to me if I even go…it has now gone into a zone that is beyond the control. When I say this I don’t defend myself. The questions that I asked the two boys are the questions I ask everyone who come on the show, including the women. Deepika and Alia who came on the show… I have asked them those questions. I have no control over the answers that come my way.”
He further said:
“Post the show, I have a control room of 16 to 17 girls. KWK is run entirely by women; I am the only man there. None of them came up…some said he was wild, crazy, mad, cracked. They said he was funny. None of them came and told me that Karan this is inappropriate. Maybe we should reflect on them and as I result, I did not think…”
“I regret what has happened to them. Then there was a talk about me actually enjoying the TRP…I don’t care about the TRP. This is a spin off on my career, it’s not my career but it is their’s.” The Dharma head honcho said, “I think perhaps things were said which crossed boundaries but I apologise because it was my platform where it all happened. I feel the boys have faced prize for it already.”
He concluded saying:
“I would be so conscious of doing any episode from now on. I was just being edgy and that is the vibe of the show…”
We seriously hope such an episode doesn’t repeat itself on this platform we all love.”