Bollywood’s most renowned and rewarded filmmaker, Karan Johar finally speaks about his sexuality after being trolled on various social media sites, newspaper and magazines on his sexuality. He bashed out his haters and rivals by saying “Everybody knows about my sexual orientation. I don’t need to scream it out” In a recent interview he claimed and agreed that ‘growing up, he felt physically undesirable’. He mentioned he did not consider himself physically attractive and desired and only post the release of Kuchh kuchh Hota Hai, he started working on his looks and physical attire
>> “I was traumatized by rumors about Shah Rukh and Me”
“For years there were rumors about SRK and me. And I was traumatized by it. On a show of a Hindi Channel, the interviewer commented, ‘anokha rishta hai apka’ . He worded it in such a way that I got really angry. I said “If I ask you if you are sleeping with your brother, how will you feel? How can you ask me this question? For me, no matter what ups and downs Shah Rukh and I have been through, he is a father figure, an older brother.”
>> ’Before the AIB Roast, I told Mom not to be Embarrassed for me’
I know I’ve stood on a platform like the 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. The only thing that bothered me was when people stood on the high moral ground and said, “why was your mother in the front row?” But she is cool….Do you know I tried to stop her from coming but she insisted? So the thing I told her was “Mum, laugh. Do not squirm and do not be embarrassed for me because I’m not embarrassed for myself.”
People from different section of society came up and supported Karan Johar for his strong and bold revelation about his sexuality and favored him.
>> ‘LGBTQ communities are marginalized and vulnerable in India says’ Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, transgender activist.
>> ‘KJo is Right- You must not let your sexuality take over you’ says Mohnish Malhotra, one of the organizers of the Delhi Queer Pride Parade.
>> ‘He resisted pressure to come out for years’ says Akhil Katyal, Delhi based queer activist and former DU professor.
>> ‘If he decides to come out, supporters will outnumber trolls’ says Anivesh Sahoo, Mr Gay world India 2016.
“ So if you have an opinion about my sexuality, then screw you. I don’t care,” he said to end his speech.