Karan Johar offended by comic mimicking him in 'exceptionally poor taste'; comedian says sorry

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Popular Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar expressed his anger over comedian Kettan Singh mimicking him in "exceptionally poor taste."

Taking to Instagram stories, Johar expressed disappointment over someone from the industry disrespecting him and said he expected something like this from "faceless and nameless" trolls. 

"I was sitting and watching television with my mom…and saw a promo of a reality comedy show on a supposedly respectable channel… a comic was mimicking me in exceptionally poor taste…I expect this from trolls and faceless and nameless people but when your own industry can disrespect someone who has been in the business for over 25 years it speaks volumes about the times we live in…this doesn't even anger me it just makes me sad!” Johar wrote without naming the comedian.

However, social media users were quick to come to the conclusion that he may have been referring to Kettan Singh.

In a promo of the show Madness Machayenge on Sony Entertainment Television, Singh was seen parodying Johar's popular show Koffee With Karan, calling it Toffee with Churan.

After Johan expressed his anger, Singh came out with an apology, saying he is a huge fan of the director's works. 

"I would like to apologise to Karan sir. First of all, whatever impersonation I do because I watch a lot of Karan Johar on the coffee show, I am a fan of his work. I have seen his latest film, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani five to six times,” Times Now quoted him as saying.

“I am a huge fan of his work and his show. If my actions hurt him, I would like to apologise to him. My intention was not to hurt him. I just wanted to entertain audience but if I did something extra, I would like to say sorry to him," he added.

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