Karan Johar Apologises for Insulting Sentiments of the Northeast

Karan Johar has apologised after he "unintentionally" hurt the sentiments of those from Northeast India and said it had "come from a place of no knowledge". "I would like to apologise if I have hurt any sentiments..... 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 tweeted.

The filmmaker, who is currently co-judging reality show India's Got Talent along with actors Kirron Kher and Malaika Arora Khan, often shares behind the scene videos on social media. In one such video posted late on Monday, Karan was seen pulling Kirron's leg, for wearing a traditional headgear, which was gifted to her by a contestant from Arunachal Pradesh. Karan, too, was given one. But he had not put it on. In the video, Kirron asks why he did not, to which, the filmmaker, goofing around, said: "Because you have guts, I don't."

Several users on social media pointed out that Karan was being "disrespectful" towards the Japi—a traditional hat from Assam—which is a symbol of respect for the people of Assam.

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