On the professional front, Karan Johar is sweeping the nation with Dharma Productions doing a brilliant job by providing the audiences lot of hits in the past few years. However, his personal life has been under the wrap with continuous questions revolving around his sexual orientation since a really long time now.
However, he has finally answered all those questions. According to a leading news daily, Karan Johar is coming up with an autobiography titled ‘The Unsuitable Boy’ and in a small section in this book, he has finally talked about his sexuality.
The candid Karan Johar wrote, “Everybody knows what my sexual orientation is. I don’t need to scream it out. And 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 in any case. 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. 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’s cool. Do you know that 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.”
The candid Karan Johar has further explained that “If they’re going to make jokes about my sexual orientation, I’m okay about it. I’m not embarrassed about who I am. I’m not apologetic. I’m embarrassed about the country I live in vis-à-vis where I come from in terms of my orientation. I’m sad, upset and disheartened with the trolling that happens on social media. At the end of the day, this whole homophobia is so disheartening and upsetting. And then they say, ‘Why don’t you speak about your sexuality? You could be iconic in this country.’ But I don’t want to be iconic anywhere. I want to live my life. The reason I don’t say it out aloud is simply that I don’t want to be dealing with the FIRs. I’m very sorry. I have a job, I have a commitment to my company, to my people who work for me; there are over a hundred people that I’m answerable to. I’m not going to sit in the courts because of ridiculous, completely bigoted individuals who have no education, no intelligence, who go into some kind of rapture for publicity. I’ve reached a point in my life where I am not going to conform to what people think I should be saying or doing. So if you have an opinion about my sexuality, then screw you. I don’t care.”
We have immense respect for his and his thoughts. You go, boy!