Karan Johar: Will be mum or else will invariably land in trouble

Karan Johar said, "The talk about freedom of expression is the biggest joke I believe in the world. Democracy is the second biggest joke I think."

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:February 11, 2016 11:22 am
karan johar, intolerance, kjol karan johar movies, kapoor & sons, kapoor and sons, karan johar upcoming movies, karan johar news, karan johar on intolerance, entertainment news After his recent comments on intolerance kicked up a storm, filmmaker Karan Johar said he would prefer to keep mum to avoid any further controversy. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

After his recent comments on intolerance kicked up a storm, filmmaker Karan Johar said he would prefer to keep mum to avoid any further controversy.

Hinting at it at the trailer launch of his upcoming home production “Kapoor And Sons”, the 43-year-old director said, “I will keep shut or else I will invariably land in trouble.”

Wading into the intolerance debate, Johar during the Jaipur Literature Festival last month had said, “The talk about freedom of expression is the biggest joke I believe in the world. Democracy is the second biggest joke I think.”

“I really wonder how are we really democratic? How is there freedom of expression? As a filmmaker, I feel bound at every level be it what I put out on celluloid or what I say in print,” he had said. (Read: Bollywood not a spin-off of Hollywood: Karan Johar)

Meanwhile, the “My Name is Khan” helmer wished a speedy recover for Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppa, who was rescued alive six days after being buried under tonnes of ice in Siachen Glacier and is currently in a critical state at an Army hospital in New Delhi. (Read: Rishi Kapoor leaves Kapoor & Sons trailer launch midway)

“I was not here… I heard …read about it (Hanamanthappa case). It is exceptionally unfortunate. It is heart breaking. My mother told me about it (the case)…like everyone I too wish for his speedy recovery. It is truly heart breaking and saddening,” he added. (Also read: Kapoor & Sons trailer: An emotional journey of brothers Fawad and Sidharth)

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    Raju Rachaiah
    Feb 11, 2016 at 8:34 am
    Keeping mum is not the solution. It will only strengthen the perpetrators of freedom of expression and democracy! If the powerful, rich, honest, knowledgeable and intelligent people, who are of course very few, keep mum and leave open field to destroyers of democracy an our consution, we can imagine the future of this country! We will also be making disservice to Swami Vivekananda who said "Arise, awake and stop not till the goal i is reached
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