Earlier last month filmmaker Karan Johar made headlines for hosting a private house party. He was then slammed for hosting a drug party and sharing videos of actors in a drugged state.
Karan while stayed quiet on the matter at the time finally opened up during an interview with Rajeev Masand. Karan went on to say, “I toyed with the idea of giving out a statement. I toyed with giving out a thought on the social media about something… 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,”
Karan expressed how furious he was after reading the allegations and added even his mother was also appalled reading about it.
Vicky Kaushal who was seen scratching his nose is the video was claimed by people that he as snorting drugs. Talking about the same Karan said, “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 then revealed that Vicky was recovering from dengue and was drinking hot water with lemon.
“Some of us were chatting and some of us were having wine, but that was it. It was a baseless accusation, and it really annoyed me because you are taking away the culture and tradition that I have been raised in. My mother was appalled when she read those things because she was there. Which powder? We are all very committed professionals,” he said.
He added, “My mother, five 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,”
Karan also talked about his choice of not reacting to the allegations at the time. He said he didn’t feel the need to justify. “The reason I didn’t put it out was because; why do I need to justify a house party which was a casual get together with good friends?’ How dare you grab it away from us? How dare somebody constantly make us soft target? It is ridiculous that someone can start spotting these things,” Karan said.
“I thought if I justify it will start looking that I am speaking too much in defence.” He also added he will take on the legal route if such allegations came his way in the future. “I am not taking this very kindly, the next time there is 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.”
Karan will soon make his directorial return in the upcoming multistarrer ‘Takht’ with Kareena Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal and more.