IIFA 2017 Nepotism Issue: After Varun Dhawan, It's Karan Johar Who Apologizes

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After Varun Dhawan, it' s Karan Johar who has apologized for his nepotism remarks at the IIFA 2017.

Yes! The 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' director in an interview with the NDTV said , "The idea of that joke was entirely mine, so I take the onus of the idea of what we said. And I think we went a bit too far with the Kangana mention."

We all know the nepotism issue has been going on ever since the 'Queen' actress Kangana Ranuat had called Karan Johar ‘the movie mafia’ and ‘the flag bearer of nepotism’ at his show Koffee with Karan season 5.

Karan Johar apologizes for IIFA 2017 Remark

This time, it resurfaced real badly at the IIFA 2017 when Varun Dhawan, Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar, chanted ‘nepotism rocks’. At the award show, when Varun went onstage, Saif said to him, "You are here because of your papa", to which Varun retorted that Saif is theere because of his mom and then Varun asked about one of KJo’s songs- "Bole choodiyan, bole Kangana, to which Karan replied- "Kangana naa hi bole toh achha hai, wo bahut bolti hai" (Let  Kangana doesn’t say anything, as it is she talks a lot.).

All the three biggies of B-town faced a lot of criticism on social media for their behaviour and remarks. Realizing his mistake, Varun Dhawan took to twitter and apologized-


Karan, in the interview with the NDTV, said, "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."

Karan also added, "Of course I don’t believe that ‘nepotism 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."

At the end he asked everybody to close the chapter for once and all- "I want to once and for all say and close this chapter after this and subsequently I will not speak about nepotism nor Kangana because it would be distrustful for her and it would be ungraceful at my end, which I’ve already been. Nepotism is easy to access, nobody can deny that, but what you do with that access is what moulds you into a professional."

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