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I am done with offending people, just want to channel energy into making movies: Karan Johar


Karan Johar will soon be seen presenting a comedy act as part of Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming series One Mic Stand: Season 2. During his appearance on the show the filmmaker was quoted saying that he is ‘done with offending people’ and just wants to channel his energy into making movies now.

Karan Johar has found himself in the middle of controversies in the past. His talk show, Koffee With Karan, gained limelight for controversial statements made by him and his guests. The filmmaker had also participated in a roast hosted by the now-defunct comedy collective AIB which had landed in legal trouble.  

While speaking about his upcoming comedy act Johar revealed he has been censoring himself because of the worry of the ramifications that would follow. “While I have massive bubbles in my head about so many things, I can’t articulate it. There are so many things I want to say in my set-piece (on the show) but I feel very restricted and not for any other reason but because I believe I will offend someone somewhere and I really don’t want to because I am done with offending people. I just want to focus on just making my movie without any drama around me. I really feel the need to curb and curtail a lot of what I’m wanting to say. That is the only thing that actually saddens me more than anything else because I believe I can take a joke on myself but I know a lot of others can’t,” he was quoted saying.

Karan further called out film fraternity for not having a sense of humour. When asked if he has taboo topics that he refrains from talking about, he said that anything that isn’t about him is a taboo area.

“So I’m going to talk about I, me, myself (on the show). It’s a little bit of a megalomaniac set piece. Of course, I say this because I’m actually poking a lot of fun at myself, it’s like a self-roast, I think, because I’m so worried about talking about anything else. It’s fine, it’s okay because we are going through an anxiety-ridden time in the world because of the pandemic and I don’t want to add to any more noise than there already is. So I’m saying the safest person is, ‘Let me offend myself.’ Because I’m not filing an FIR on myself,” he concluded.

In the promo released earlier this month, Karan was seen standing on stage and poking fun at his scripts.