Karan Johar, filmmaker and host of talk show “Koffee With Karan”, has apologized for what happened during an episode of the show involving cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, reports Deccan Herald.
Pandya and Rahul were lambasted for their allegedly making sexist and misogynistic remarks on the show and had been provisionally suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), pending an inquiry.
Karan said that he felt very responsible for the remarks made by the cricketers. "I'm not justifying the conversation that happened on the episode. I'm saying that perhaps things were said that may have crossed boundaries and I apologize because it was my platform where it happened," Johar told ET Now in an interview.
The filmmaker, who is currently in Davos, said the boys have “paid the price” for what happened on the episode and that the “ramifications and repercussions” of the show are his responsibility as he invited both of them as the guests.
Describing himself as a feminist brought up by strong women, he said that he asked the same question to everyone, including Deepika (Padukone) and Alia (Bhatt).
Karan said that he has no control over answers given and that the control room of the show is staffed only with women, none of whom came up with issues regarding the episode.
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