Remember Karan Johar's infamous house-party with Vicky Kaushal, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, and others? A video posted by KJo went viral where the stars were allegedly accused of being intoxicated and the 'URI' actor was pin-pointed for consuming drugs. The controversy even went further when Delhi MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa hit out a post of social media accusing the fraternity, and then going on to file an FIR against them.
Vicky Kaushal in an interview with a leading daily broke his silence and explained what he went through when he first read the news. He explained: "It was a very chilled-out party. That video is put out. And right after, I am in the hills in Arunachal Pradesh, with the Army, for three-four days, where there is no network. Obviously I don't know. And I have no clue that I've become the 'charsi of the country'!"
He further told Mid-Day, "I come back to Bombay, and my mom and dad know everything. They have been watching the news. They didn't tell me before, because I would get affected, sitting there [in Arunachal]. So I head to my room. Before going off to sleep, I get on Twitter, and then I'm like, "Hain? FIR! Yeh kya hua?" I'm looking at those videos circling, white thing, and light falling on the floor..."
"So I rushed out of my room to check if my mom and dad knew about this. And then they just gave a smile, and said, don't worry. I was, like, okay, as long as they know, I'm sorted. Then the next day it started affecting me again."
Vicky concluded by saying that he first thought that he should release a clarification but then later realised that it would have been an impulsive reaction. "That is as impulsive as them factualising an assumption, which doesn't make sense. Also, what happens on a social-media trial is this: It starts from, 'They look drunk!' Then it becomes, 'Oh, they do look drunk.' And then it becomes, 'These are actors, they are drunk!' Then it's, 'How dare they?' 'Shame on them, they're drunk!' You don't know who to answer. But there are also 10 people asking others, "Kuch toh dimaag lagao, kya bole jaa rahe ho!" So I had a choice to listen. Or react to much bigger things happening in the country than this," Vicky Kaushal told Mid-day.
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