Hotstar pulls Hardik Pandya’s Koffee with Karan Episode says ‘May Hurt The Sentiments’

Hotstar has taken down the latest episode of Koffee with Karan, which featured Indian cricket team members, Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul, over the controversy caused by Pandya’s misogynistic remarks.

The Star India-owned Hotstar in a tweet replying to a user’s query about the now-missing episode said, “Certain remarks/comments made by the guests on episode 12 of Koffee with Karan [season 6] may hurt the sentiments of our users/viewers.”

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has also recommended a two-ODI ban on both the players after the controversial comments from the Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul.

In an e-mail to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, the CoA chief Vinod Rai called the comments by Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul “very crass.”

Earlier the young Indian cricketers talked on many topics ranging from how they spend their time off-field, romanticising women and their personal life.

Pandya described 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.

The cricketer said “And I actually had to tell them. This one. This one. This one,” pointing out the women he slept with and he further added that how his family were proud of him.

Later Pandya was slammed for his comments objectifying women when the host questioned him about his personal life.