Monday, 9 January 2017

'I have become butt of jokes, poster boy of homosexuality': Karan Johar

The biography of filmmaker and producer of Bollywood Karan Johar titled 'The Unsuitable Boy' shows that, despite of, all the fame and success, he is just as human and emotional as any of us.
Karan Johar's biography is penned by himself and Poonam Saxena. KJo has for the first time opened up about his sexuality in this book. An excerpt from the book was published in the Times of India.
It talks about how the conjecture of him being gay makes him the butt of jokes and even though people know about it, he is repeatedly asked questions about it. "If I need to spell it out, I won't only because I live in a country where I could possibly be jailed for saying this. Which is why I Karan Johar will not say the three words that possibly everybody knows about me," Johar says.
"I've given hints. I've stood on a platform like AIB Roast, and I had half of the people supporting me and the other half dissing me for doing this. But at the end of the day, I did what I did, and I did it with my mother in the front row, and screw you if you have a problem with that," he wrote.
He has revealed that his first sexual encounter happened when he was 26 and in New York after the shooting of two blockbuster flicks Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Karan mentioned that he had always brushed the topic under the carpet.
"The thought of sex made me awkward; it almost rattled me. I thought, am I asexual? Why am I not feeling this? Why am I not doing anything? There was a lot of turbulence in my head. For me to address it, talk about it, discuss it, was a big no-no."