Karan Johar Opens About His Sexuality and Relationship in His New Book


Everyone have their own personal lives but I bet whoever gets into the Bollywood doesn’t have a personal life anymore. And Karan Johar has been a victim of this, From his life to his sexual orientation and relationship, media never leaves the B-Town people at peace.

The filmmaker, Karan Johar, recently launched his biography. The title of the book is ‘An Unsuitable Boy’, whose co-author is Poonam Saxena.


Karan Johar answered many question including his sexuality and relationship. Here is what he said:

About his sexuality, he said:

“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.”

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And people who talks about his alleged relationship with SRK, he says:

He treats SRK as ‘a father figure, an older brother,’ he admits of waking up to 200 hate posts on Twitter daily. “This whole homophobia is so disheartening and upsetting,” says Johar. Karan Johar feels, ‘People talk nonsense, and if a man does not have an extramarital affair, he is supposed to be gay.’

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Karan mentions about losing his virginity at the age of 26 in New York:

“Why would I say this on record if it were not? It’s not something I am proud of. It was in New York. Up till that point, I was sexually completely inexperienced.”

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His consciousness about how she looks and intimacy, about which he narrates:

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“While growing up, I was combating a hundred issues in my head. The thought of sex made me awkward; it almost rattled me. 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. That’s when my first encounter happened, after the release of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, out of the country.”

He doesn’t care about what people say or think about him:

“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 become like the poster boy of homosexuality in this country. But honestly, I have no problem with people saying what they want about me.”

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Talking about his mother who is completely fine with his sexual orientation and insisted on attending his launch sitting in the front row:

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“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.’ 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.”

Source: Indian Express