Bollywood director-producer Karan Johar has finally broken the silence on the Hardik Pandey and KL Rahul’s controversy, due to which BCCI had suspended both the players from playing.
Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul came into limelight for their controversial comments on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan Season 6. Both of them were criticized by everyone for their comments on the show. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also took action immediately; suspended both the players and even sent them back from Australia.
They were playing a series against the hosts but due to suspension, they had missed the recently concluded Australia series as well. Recently, the host of the show Karan Johar commented on that controversy, saying he had sleepless nights while talking to ET Now.
“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.”
“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,” karan johar further added.
Karan Johar breaks his silence for the 1st time post Hardik Pandya & KL Rahul controversy on his #KoffeeWithKaran show. Full interview #ComingUp only on ET NOW. Stay tuned! #Davos @karanjohar @SupriyaShrinate @hardikpandya7 @klrahul11 #WEF2019 @wef pic.twitter.com/HERG69Jq5r
— ET NOW (@ETNOWlive) January 23, 2019
Karan Johar further apologized as the incident happened in his show.
“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.
However, the inquiry of that matter is yet to be done by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).