Mumbai: Twitter users slammed Varun Dhawan, Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar for taking a dig at Kangana Ranaut and chanting ‘nepotism rocks’ at the recently concluded IIFA 2017 event in New York.
And Dhawan is probably apologetic about the same. He took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to post a tweet indirectly referring to an act that may have hurt or offended anyone.
Check out his tweet here:
I express my apology and regret .. I am extremely sorry if I have offended or hurt anyone with that act..
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) 18 July 2017
For the uninitiated, here’s what had happened - Karan and Saif, who were hosting the gala, revisited the much-talked about issue that started in Bollywood when ‘Queen’ star Kangana Ranaut branded Karan as a "flag-bearer of nepotism" on his chat show.
When Varun joined the two actors on the 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, director David Dhawan.
"You are here because of your papa," Saif quipped.
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 in unison: "Nepotism rocks".
(With IANS inputs)