A few weeks ago, Karan Johar uploaded a video on his Instagram that set off a number of conspiracy theories.
Nothing out of the ordinary for a Saturday night.
But once the video went up, Twitter was ablaze with theories about the nightout being a possible rave party (Lol, like that ever happens in Bollywood), while a Shiromani Akali Dal MLA called Manjinder Singh Sirsa wrote an open letter stating that Bollywood was ‘flaunting’ its ‘drugged state’ (No, we don’t know what that means, either).
Sirsa even asked the Mumbai Police to register an FIR under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985.
Now, Johar, in an interview with Rajeev Masand, has clarified what was *actually* going on that night. Kaushal especially, who appeared particularly dazed, wasn’t really doping. He was coping. With dengue.
“Vicky was having hot water with lime and some of us were having some wine, perhaps,” said Johar.
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He added, “Here 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.”
He further said, “My mother, 5 minutes before this video, was sitting with us. It was that kind of...