Karan Johar is known to be the godfather of many star kids in Bollywood and most look up to him for career advice. But lately, he has been receiving a lot of flak from fans for somewhat causing a dent in cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul's career. We all know how the two cricketers spoke insensitively about women on Karan's Koffee couch and their snarky remarks landed them in unexpected trouble. When the episode aired, fans went all out and slammed them for their comments and meme-makers couldn't hold back either.
Hardik and Rahul have apologised for their unpardonable behaviour, but now it seems that Karan is feeling responsible, too.
In an interaction which a leading daily Karan 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."
Karan's chat show has always urged celebs to say something saucy or spicy to win the hamper and it is being said that he egged the cricketers on. The opinions may have been theirs, but Karan should be held accountable for allowing those views to be aired on national television.
On a professional front, Karan announced the launch of his new digital division, Dharmatic.
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He believes that digital medium is both a boon and bane for cinema-goers. He feels that its best part is that it pushes the writers to develop better content, but on the other hand, the medium affects the cinema as it also poses danger to the concept of watching films in theatres.
In an interaction with a leading daily, Karan said, "Let's look at the positive side. Today, we have many more verticals of entertainment. Digital is the new addition and it provides a platform to writers, storytellers, actors. On the flip side, it does pose a threat to the footfalls to the cinema and that is where we have to up our game. That is the challenge and that will only improve our content."
He also spoke about how the art of storytelling has gone through the dramatic change over the years. He said, "We have seen anti-establishment, love take over in the 90s. Today, we are in the age of high concept films like Uri: The Surgical Strike, Raazi, Badhaai Ho or big event films like Simmba."
It good to see him take this challenge more than a threat. Looking forward to a Dharmatic series, aren't you too?
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