Varun Dhawan apologises for making 'nepotism' remark at Kangana Ranaut at IIFA 2017

Varun Dhawan has apologised for his "Nepotism rocks" act at IIFA 2017. He took a jibe at Kangana Ranaut along with Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan

Varun Dhawan, who recently took a jibe at Kangana Ranaut during the 18th edition of IIFA 2017, finally apologized for his “Nepotism rocks” act at the IIFA Awards in New York, that created a stir over social media last week. The actor took to his social media platform and expressed his feeling about the same. He said he feels sorry for unintentionally hurting anyone’s sentiments with his act. On Tuesday, Varun took to his twitter and wrote: “I express my apology and regret… I am extremely sorry if I have offended or hurt anyone with that act”.

Varun, along with filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Saif Ali Khan, sparked the controversy over the nepotism debate at the awards gala. Later, all three of them received flak on social media with Twitterati’s calling their act “disappointing”.

Karan and Saif, who were hosting the gala, revisited the much-talked about nepotism issue that started in Bollywood when actress Kangana Ranaut tagged Karan as a “flagbearer of nepotism” on his chat show Koffee With Karan.

Varun Dhawan, IIFA 2017

Varun Dhawan wins at IIFA 2017 (Courtesy-Twitter)

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When Varun joined the two actors on stage at the Metlife Stadium to receive the Best Performance in a Comic Role for Dishoom, Saif joked that the actor had made it big in the industry because of his father. To that Varun said “And you’re here because of your mummy (veteran actress Sharmila Tagore).”

Karan then promptly added: “I am here because of my papa (late filmmaker Yash Johar).” They then said together: “Nepotism rocks”.

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Later on, a string of criticism followed over Twitter, describing what the personalities said was unfunny and joking about Kangana in her absence was unfair.

On the work front, Varun was last seen in Badrinath Ki Dulhania opposite Alia Bhatt.



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