Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been making headlines from the past few weeks for their sexiest remarks on the chat show Koffee With Karan 6. The cricketers also banned from playing India vs Australia ODI series.
Hardik has been receiving a lot of flak on social media due to the comments he made on the show.
Well now, recently, Karan opened up about the on-going row for the first time and said that the controversy has now gone into a zone which is beyond his control.
He says, “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.” he added.
Speaking about the backlash that KL Rahul and Hardik have received over the controversial episode, Karan said, “I regret what has happened to them. And, then there was talk about me actually enjoying the TRP, I don’t care about the TRPs.”
He also added that he is not in any way trying to justify the comments made on his show, but instead pointed out, “I am just saying 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.”
“I really hope they are given a second chance because they may have learnt that maybe certain thoughts that play through your head, shouldn’t be platformed. They are good cricketers, they are young, they have a future ahead of them, and I really would like to say that it is entirely my fault for having put out something that may have caused damage. I don’t want them to take the brunt for this.” he added.
Pandya has been facing a severe backlash among the fans for his comments on Koffee with Karan. He boasted about hooking up with several women and how he is extremely open about it with his parents.
When he was asked by Karan Johar on why didn’t he ask women their name in a club, Pandya said that “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.