Karan Johar has always been open about every issues and crisis that paralyse free thinking of the society. From giving hits to making good films, India’s one of the most sought after directors has earned his fame in the industry.
But when it came to his Sexual orientation or why he isn’t getting married, Karan johar has always avoided answering. But not this time. According to a report on the The Times of India, Karan Johar opened up.
In his newly released autobiography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ (Penguin India), which has been co-authored by Poonam Saxena, Karan Johar has incidentally spoken a lot.
Below revelas his Sexual orientation and losing Virginity.
Karan Johar about Sex?
“To me, sex is a very, very personal and a very intimate feeling. It’s not something that I can do casually, with just about anyone.I have to invest in it. I’ve always handled the rumours that came my way. There has been so much conjecture about my sexuality
Is he Gay ?
Published with due permission from Penguin, one of his quotes read:
“Everybody knows what my sexual orientation is. I don’t need to scream it out. 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.”
Not just this. Karan also talked about alleged rumor doing rounds about his relationship with his good friend Shah Rukh Khan.
Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Relationship
“For heaven’s sake, for years there were rumors about Shah Rukh and me. And i was traumatized by it. I was on a show on a Hindi Channel, and I was asked about Shah Rukh.’Yeh anokha rishta hai app ka,’ the interviewer said. He worded it in such a way that I got really angry. I said, If i asked you if you are sleeping with your brother, how will you feel? so he said, ‘What do you mean?”
“I have never ever talked about my orientation or sexuality because whether I am heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, it is my concern. I refuse to talk about it… I have not been brought up to talk about my sex life. I know I am the butt of many jokes, pun intended. I know how my sexuality is discussed. I have no problem with people saying what they want about me.
When Karan lose his virginity?
Karan, in the biography also mentioned that he lost his virginity at the age of 26. “Why would I say this on record if it were not? It’s not somthing Iam proud of. It was in New York, Up till that point, I was sexually completely inexperienced. Even when I was a kid, I was very backward in this department. I still remember the first time someone told me about blow jobs. There was a kid in class who told me. ‘You know what a blow job is? I said, ‘No, what is it? I’ve heard about it though. ‘He said, ‘You take off all your clothes and put your fan on high speed, and that’s a blow job. I said, I can do that. What is the big deal in that? And at 12, I remember, I removed my clothes and put my fan on full speed. later, I told him about it and he said, “You had three blow jobs yesterday! ‘I said, ‘Yeah, I had three blow jobs.”
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai post
“While growing up, I was combating a hundred issues in my head. The thought of sex made me awkward;it most 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. I brushed it under the carpet all hrough the making of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. At that time, I was also very large and was grappling with my weight issues. I felt physically undesirable. Post Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, I had actually started working a little on my looks. I had lost some weight and had groomed myself a bit. Finally, I had developed a little spring in my step, a little confidence. That’s when my first encounter happened, after the release of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, out of the country.”
Societal Pressures in India
“I’m embarrassed about the country I live in vis-a-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.” writes Karan