Hotstar pulls down Koffee With Karan episode featuring Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul

Written by Newsroom Staff January 11, 2019 12:38

New Delhi: Even as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) contemplates the quantum of punishment for Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul after their controversial comments on the Koffee with Karan talk show, online streaming platform Hotstar has taken the episode down from their site.

The decision is probably taken after the misogynist comments made by Pandya created a furore. Also, the channel Star World which airs the show on television has removed all the teasers and photos of the episode from its official social media handles.


The episode was available till afternoon but this evening Twitterati complained of the episode gone missing from Hotstar. The episode was aired this Sunday on Star World and was available on Star’s OTT platform Hotstar. However, currently all the other episodes of Koffee with Karan are available except for one that featured Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul.

The episode is no longer available for public viewing. The original link put up by Hotstar leads to a ‘404 – page not found’ page now.
Pandya and Rahul are the first two cricketers to appear on the popular chat show. While both the cricketers boasted about hooking up with multiple women, Pandya’s comments were borderline sexist and racist.