Hotstar Takes Down Pandya & Rahul’s Koffee With Karan Episode
Amid the outrage over Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s problematic remarks on the sets of Koffee with Karan, Hotstar on Thursday, 10 January, took down the controversial episode.
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"Certain remarks/comments made by the guests on the episode 12 of Koffee with Karan may hurt the sentiments of our users/viewers. As a responsible platform, we have removed the episode from Hotstar with immediate effect," Hotstar tweeted on Friday.
Pandya has apologised for his remarks, saying he got "carried away by the nature" of the show.
"After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. Respect," he had said in his apology.
Both Pandya and Rahul have been reprimanded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which is mulling a ban on the cricketers.
On the show, Pandya boasted of having hooked up with multiple women and spoke about how open he has been about it with his parents. He also said his family was “cool” with his sexual activities.
When asked why he didn't ask women their names in clubs, Pandya responded by saying, "I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move."
Pandya has been slammed by Tweeple for his derogatory remarks.
Pandya is currently with the Indian team in Australia where it recently recorded a historic maiden Test series win.