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Varun Dhawan Apologises for His 'Nepotism' Act During IIFA 2017

Karan Johar along with Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan took jibes at Kangana Ranaut and sparked the nepotism debate all over again.

Updated:July 18, 2017, 4:08 PM IST
Varun Dhawan Apologises for His 'Nepotism' Act During IIFA 2017
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IIFA 2017 saw Bollywood actors at their best while receiving and applauding the finest performances of the year. However, the show also made headlines because of the distasteful dig at Kangana Ranaut and her stand against Nepotism. Now, Varun Dhawan who indirectly took a stand in favour of nepotism has now apologised for the act on his Twitter account.

The actor tweeted, "Performing at #NewYorkCity iifa was an amazing experience. Inspired and humbled and sorry if I let anyone down. ❤️ #onelove"

He added, "I express my apology and regret .. I am extremely sorry if I have offended or hurt anyone with that act.."

Karan and Saif, who were hosting the gala, revisited the much-talked about the issue which started in Bollywood when Queen star Kangana Ranaut branded Karan as a "flagbearer of nepotism" on his chat show.

When Varun joined the two actors on the stage 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. Sarcastically, Varun too reminded Saif of his family background and later all three said in unison, "Nepotism rocks".

Varun also took a potshot at Karan saying: "There was a song in your film... 'Bole choodiyan, bole kangana." Karan, with his quick wit, then commented: "Kangana naa hi bole toh achha hai... Kangana bahut bolti hai. (It's better Kangana doesn't say anything, she talks a lot."

The entire episode didn't go quite well with fans across and all three were dissed on social media for being so insensitive towards the entire debate of Nepotism an in particular, towards Kangana Ranaut.

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