Karan Johar, who was recently trolled on social media for insulting Northeaster culture and the traditional headgears of their people, apologised on Wednesday for his purely unintentional remarks. Sharing a video clip on Instagram, the filmmaker from the sets of India’s Got Talent, he apologised for unintentionally hurting the sentiments of Northeaster people. KJo is the judge of the show along with Kirron Kher and Malaika Arora.
After being severely criticised for his comments, Johar replied to an Assamese journalist, saying he would like to apologise in case he had hurt any sentiments.
"You are absolutely right and I would like to apologise if I have hurt any sentiments.
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"It was purely unintentional and came from a place of no knowledge which is absolutely no excuse. I am extremely sensitive to the different cultures of our land and I am very sorry," he wrote on Twitter.
Johar also said that he had deleted the post in question from his Instagram.
The aforementioned clip showed Kher wearing a spiked bamboo Arunachalee hat and the director exclaiming, "Oh my god, what is that on your head?"
To this Kher replied, "People from Arunachal Pradesh have brought it for me and they have got this for you," showing him an Assamese Japi, a traditional hat made of bamboo, dried leaves and pieces of coloured cloth.
When the actor-politician asked why Johar was not wearing the Japi, he says, "Because you have guts, I don't."
(With PTI Inputs)