Karan Johar is a Gay or not? This question is in everybody’s mind from the last one decade, and it seems we finally got an answer. In his book “An Unsuitable Boy”, Mr. Johar 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”
He also began a debate on Being a Gay in India. The novel has been written by an award-winning author Vikram Seth covers almost the whole life of Karan Johar. Also, he is little bit angry on the famous Indians refusal to come out and accept the homosexuality and be a role model for all those who were suffering in the darkness.
Seth, himself is a guy and he has faced the ill behavior of society towards him. Karan Johar has also given his so-called mercy stand of not declaring himself a homosexual. He further said-:
“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.”
According to the IPC(Indian Penal Code) section 377, a same-sex relationship is an unnatural offense. But in February, the Supreme Court has agreed to reanalysis the previous judgment
Book also details the lonely childhood and bold topics like “Blow Jobs”, growing up with weight issues and most importantly his well-established friendship with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
His production house may have produced films on gay issues, but his irresponsible behaviour towards the stigma is highly criticizable. On the other hand, Shobhaa De(famous columnist) has praised Karan Johar’s move by saying-:
“His book is remarkably candid and courageous. He has shared his vulnerabilities and fears”
In a conservative India, homosexuality is still a taboo and many labeled it as “Unacceptable”.