As soon as the statement came out, social media sites were buzzing with reactions. While most seem to think the statement and the realisation came in a tad bit too late and much closer to the release date of the film, others rued the fact that an artist had to buckle under political pressure. Some welcomed an official statement from Johar, saying that finally others can stop speaking for the director.
Here are some of the reactions to Johar’s statement on Twitter.
#KaranJohar You are still getting it wrong, you tried to sound like anationalist,as in asocial, hence the outrage. Get you bearings right.
— SKSudan (@sumansudan) October 18, 2016
Watte an actor #KaranJohar is! In the given circumstance did he act this move better or direct this move better? Diplomatically 'scripted'!
— Bhavyatejj (@bhavyatejj) October 18, 2016
Karan Johar realized Country Comes First after 30 days of Uri, 20 days of Surgical Strike and 10 days before release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) October 18, 2016
Only 1 thing I can make out of @karanjohar's teary eyed video, do not let my financial interest suffer because I casted a Pak actor in ADHM.
— Devika (@Dayweekaa) October 18, 2016
Dear Karan Johar, if you want to fight Pak's terror by "spreading love"….better stay away from this. Leave it to our army and govt
— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) October 18, 2016
Country comes first – Karan Johar
Sounds more like confession statement after 60 days of detention by rangers 😂😂pic.twitter.com/PDK9Ik1Wgv
— Gumshuda Peace (@Rabeel_Tariq) October 18, 2016
#KaranJohar haha …so it wasn't the martyrdom of soldiers which changed his heart but the prospect of his movie bombing at the boxoffice!
— St Whimsy 🇮🇳 (@Neera_26) October 18, 2016