A case has been registered against cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, and Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar in Jodhpur for their â€˜outrageousâ€™ comments on the show Koffee With Karan 6 in December last year.Â The episode had instantly became the talk of the town after Pandyaâ€™s remarks over women drew the ire from social media users, terming it â€˜misogynisticâ€™ and â€˜racistâ€™. Recently, Karan Johar opened up about the on-going controversy in an interview with ET Now saying that the controversy has now gone into a zone where damage control isnâ€™t possible.
"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, 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."
â€œThe questions I asked to the two boys are the questions I ask everyone including women. When Deepika and Alia were on the show, I have asked them the same. I have no control over the answers that come my way. I have a control room of 16 to 17 girls. The show Koffee With Karan is entirely run by woman, Iâ€™m the only man there. None of them came up. Some thought he was wild, he was crazy, heâ€™s crack, heâ€™s mad. They said heâ€™s funny. No one came and told me it was inappropriate, maybe you should reflect on it.â€ Said Karan.
The 46-year-old filmmaker rubbished the reports of doing it for the TRPâ€™s. He said, â€œItâ€™s not about my career, Itâ€™s theirsâ€.
â€œPerhaps things crossed boundaries, I apologise since it was my platform. I suppose that the boys have paid the price for it already.â€