Karan Johar's radio show is getting quite popular day by day. The callers like his thoughtful advice and enjoy the Bollywood revelations. In the segment, Reverse Rapid Fire, a caller asked if Karan thinks asking an actor to lose weight for a role, for aesthetic reasons, is same as body shaming or not. Karan agreed that it was a form of body shaming and said that he has been a victim of that. The director also went ahead and apologised to Alia Bhatt because he felt that he did the same to her when she began her Bollywood career.
Karan said, "I asked Alia to lose weight and now, when I see her (get) hysterical about how she looks, I feel responsible."
He blames himself for Alia's obsessiveness about her weight. Karan said, "She's in the gym every day and even if she puts on an extra kilo, she goes crazy. I think I am to blame for it. Now that I am a parent, I would never do this to Roohi and I would like to apologise to Alia,"