Indian cricketer KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have faced a lot of criticism over their presence in Koffee With Karan, and especially the remarks they made on women. Since the episode went on-air, Hardik Pandya is just facing a lot of flak on social media due to the comments he made on women and allegedly objectified women.
Recently for the first time, the host of the show, Karan Johar opened up on the whole controversy and he said that now the controversy has gone to a level where he can't control it. Karan Johar in the interaction with ET Now said, "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."
The Takht filmmaker added, "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."
While discussing the punishment happened to the cricketers he 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."
Karan also made apologies for the whole controversy that happened during his show. He said, "I am just saying is 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,"
Significantly, after the whole controversy, Hardik Pandya made apologizes on social media and after this huge flak, the BCCI banned the cricketers from the last series against Australia and now they are not even playing in New Zealand as well.