After his recent comments on intolerance kicked up a storm, filmmaker Karan Johar today said he would prefer to keep mum to avoid any further controversy.

Karan Johar
Karan Johar

Hinting at it at the trailer launch of his upcoming home production "Kapoor And Sons", the 43-year-old director said, "I will keep shut or else I will invariably land in trouble."

Wading into the intolerance debate, Johar during the Jaipur Literature Festival last month had said, "The talk about freedom of expression is the biggest joke I believe in the world. Democracy is the second biggest joke I think."

"I really wonder how are we really democratic? How is there freedom of expression? As a filmmaker, I feel bound at every level be it what I put out on celluloid or what I say in print," he had said.

Meanwhile, the 'My Name is Khan' helmer wished a speedy recover for Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppa, who was rescued alive six days after being buried under tonnes of ice in Siachen Glacier and is currently in a critical state at an Army hospital in New Delhi.

"I was not here... I heard about it (Hanamanthappa case). It is exceptionally unfortunate. It is heart breaking. My mother told me about it (the case) everyone I too wish for his speedy recovery. It is truly heart breaking and saddening," he added.