Karan Johar Apologises For His ‘Nepotism’ Joke On Kangana At IIFA, Says Talent And Hard Work Rocks

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2:15 pm 19 Jul, 2017

There has been a lot of fuss about nepotism since the Queen aka Kangana attacked the movie mafia, Karan Johar, for being intolerant to outsiders on his damn show. Since that lethal episode, Karan Johar has become a symbol of nepotism, and he has been victimized on social media, quite brutally.



Well, recently, Karan decided to take a comical revenge at IIFA along with his nepotism partners, Saif and Varun.

On the IIFA stage, Saif and Varun sang ‘Bole Chudiyaan Bole Kangana’ to tease Karan, and he quickly reacted, saying, “Kangana nahi bole toh achha hai”. Then, these three biggies shouted, “NEPOTISM ROCKS”.

And that was enough to create an outrage.



Karan’s remark deserved all the backlash because it was insensitive, completely unacceptable, and disgraceful. And thus, to calm the situation, Karan went the mature way and has finally apologized.

In an interview with NDTV, he expressed regret and accepted his mistake.

 The idea of that joke was entirely mine, so I take onus of the idea of what we said. And I think we went a bit too far with the Kangana mention. No matter what I say or feel about my issues with what Kangana said on my talk show Koffee With Karan, I think I was raised to be a dignified, a chivalrous, and a decent person. That’s the upbringing that I was given and I feel that I failed on those accounts. I felt that no matter what my thoughts or personal issues on this, I should not have repeatedly brought that up. For that, I’m deeply regretful.

He further stated that for him, only talent rocks,

Of course, I believe that only talent rocks. If anything that rocks, it’s your talent, hard work and conviction. It’s the energy you bring to your job. What we said was meant to be a joke, which I think has been misplaced, misunderstood and I think it went wrong. I regret it. It was something that we said in humour, it may be terrible humour, bad humour, misplaced humour, but our intention was not to hurt anyone. That very core is what failed. Then I got carried away in the moment and I regret that.


Well, Karan, it takes a strong person to say sorry!

Thankfully, this controversy has ended on a good note.