Actor Kartik Aaryan makes problematic movies and off-screen passes problematic comments. The heartthrob of millions recently said on a radio show that while his colleague Ayushmann Khurrana makes movies where "men have defects", he focuses on ones where "women have defects".
After receiving brickbats from all corners, Kartik attempted to clarify his words by saying, "It's not me".
In a conversation with Radio City, Kartik recently said, "It often happens that Ayushmann [Khurrana] does films about men with defects while I do films about women with defects," citing examples of his previous movies like Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.
I don't believe in such things, it's not me: Kartik
Now, in an interview with TOI, Kartik has claimed that he was simply reading out text from a meme.
"We were discussing a meme where there were some things written and I reacted on it by saying that I too have stumbled upon it. It was kind of funny to notice that thing. I don't believe in such things. It's not me," he stated.
We realized we shouldn't use that word, Kartik had said
Reacting to the controversy over the rape dialog, Kartik had said, "We took responsibility...We realized we shouldn't use that word [rape] at all so we have rectified it and made changes because we don't want to hurt people's sentiments."