Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has found himself in a controversy after a video of his house party went viral on social media.
The video, that featured the who’s who of Bollywood included Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and politico Milind Deora’s producer wife, Pooja Shetty Deora.
Karan Johar finally breaks his silence
As soon as the video goes viral, SAD (Shiromani Akali Dal) MLA Majinder Sirsa tweeted that the celebs were in a drugged state.
#UDTABollywood – Fiction Vs Reality
Watch how the high and mighty of Bollywood proudly flaunt their drugged state!!
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) July 30, 2019
Well now, in a recent interview with Rajeev Masand, Karan Johar rubbished all the claims by MLA Manjinder Sirsa. He said, “There were achieving members of the industry who were having an easy night out after a hard week of work, having a good time. I took that video with all the earnestness… would I be putting out that video if there was anything happening at all, I am not stupid.”
He aldo addressed the accusations on Vicky Kaushal for using powder and shared that he was recovering from dengue and was drinking hot water and lemon. He shared, “Apparently you are not allowed to scratch your nose. Apparently, you are not allowed to put your phone in your back pocket. Apparently, a shadow of light is perceived to be some kind of powder.”
He also added that his mother was also present at the party. He said, “My mother, 5 minutes before this video, was sitting with us. It was that kind of a family, happy, social gathering, where friends were sitting and having a good time and we were listening to some music, having some good food and having good conversational energy there. There was nothing else going on.”
While he accepted that he wondered whether he should react to the accusations, he eventually decided not to. “I don’t react very well to these baseless accusations because that’s what they were, baseless,” he said, while accepting that he will take a more ruthless course next time,
“I told them also… I am not taking this very kindly, the next time where baseless accusations, I will take the legal route. You cannot mar our solid reputations, our sincere reputations our committed reputations just because you are presuming something. You cannot put out a baseless accusation that has no base, no fact, no truth, no reality and try and mar us and our reputations, it’s ridiculous.”