Mumbai: Karan Johar’s popular chat show Koffee with Karan recently featured Team India stars KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya. The duo spoke on various topics ranging from how they spend their time off-field, romanticising women and their personal life.
But as producer and director Karan questioned Pandya about his personal life, many slammed the Baroda all-rounder for his comments objectifying women. Pandya revealed how his family were cool when it came to discussing his sex life openly.
The flamboyant cricketer narrated an incident when he took his family out for a party and they asked him which women he had a “scene” with, referring to the women Pandya had hooked up with.
“And I actually had to tell them. This one. This one. This one," Pandya enacted on the show, pointing out the women he slept with and went on to say how his family were proud of him.
The 25-year-old also said he wouldn’t shy away from telling his parents about losing his virginity, telling them: “Aaj mai kar ke aaya." (I did it today)
Netizens also found it disrespectful when Karan Johar asked Pandya why he doesn’t ask women their name in a nightclub to which the cricketer replied, "I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move.”
Although the cricketing duo irked many by claiming India captain Virat Kohli was a better batsman than Sachin Tendulkar; Pandya’s cheap comments did not go down well with Twitterati:
It might have been fun initially to watch two young sportsmen letting their guards down, but the obnoxious and misogynist attitude of Hardik Pandya just was too much to take in. At one time, cricket was called a gentleman's sport. Where has all the class gone? #KoffeeWithKaran— Medha Chatterjee (@moldyshorts16) January 6, 2019
Watching #KoffeeWithKaran @karanjohar As usual Karan is super fun.But from the way #HardikPandya is talking,it seems that women,by the dozens,are only objects of desire.Swag is good,but does this kinda swag befit a man who plays for the NationalTeam #Distasteful @BCCI @imVkohli— Gitikka Ganju Dhar (@geetikaganju) January 6, 2019
Yikes! Today's #KoffeeWithKaran was extremely cringe worthy. Along with developing batting skills & team spirit, someone needs to teach these boys, especially Hardik Pandya, how to interact with women. Women aren't another record or trophy that you try to achieve, Hardik! 🤢— Rish (@desi_mulgi) January 6, 2019
I know #HardikPandya is star and all but @BCCI should teach him how to show some respect for women. You can't say on National television that " Waah Aaj tu karke aaya hai " (Sex) there are lot of people who thinks you as their inspiration.Treating women like another MOM trophy.— harshit Singh (@harshits009) January 6, 2019
The first ever episode of #KoffeeWithKaran where I couldn’t sit through the one-hour show ... #HardikPandya proved he is a 9th standard failure ... no education, no etiquette & no respect towards women ... what a waste of time!!!— Poulami Mukhopadhyay (@poulamiofficial) January 6, 2019
Choosing Virat over Sachin should be the least point of concern here.
The way Hardik Pandya objectified women is something to worry about. What an UNCOMFORTABLE episode it was. NOT COOL AT ALL.
Gotta watch some old RAHUL DRAVID's interview to detox now.#KoffeeWithKaran— NikhiL (@nikhflix) January 6, 2019
#HardikPandya comes across really badly in the #KoffeeWithKaran episode. His additude and views on women were really cringy.Bad timing aswell, exspecially since his position in the #IndianCricketTeam is uncertain. Totally unessasary going on the show! Bad PR move— Adarsh Kandy (@Akfilmreviews) January 6, 2019
Watching @koffeewithkaran, a show so entertaining and a mass favourite was a huge disappointment today. Mr Cool objectifying women around him seemed like a coffee affair passed away in few giggles. Sadly, He represents our National Team.#HardikPandya #koffeewithkaran— Shivani Asthana (@ishivaniasthana) January 6, 2019
Someone please tell Hardik Pandya that what he thinks is a 'cool-idgaf-badboy' image comes out as nothing but creepy and gross.— n. (@FeistyFangirlx) January 6, 2019
Imagine going to your mother n talking about losing your virginity saying "aaj mai kar ke aaya"
Like seriously Hardik Pandya chhichhore.. there's a fine line between cool and creepy! Wish aunty taught him some humility too..
Money can't buy you manners!sigh— Prachi Das🇮🇳 (@PrachiNotDesai) January 6, 2019
This is so classic! All guys are offended that Hardik Pandya chose Virat over Sachin and not by his absolutely disgusting, classless, misogynist behaviour. #KoffeeWithKaran— Pradnya (@topradnya) January 6, 2019