Karan Johar speaks up on his sexuality and rumours of romance with Shah Rukh Khan
Calling out to raging criticism and assumptions on his sexuality and relationships, Karan Johar answers the world with his upcoming biography, “The Unsuitable Boy.” The popular filmmaker comes out candidly on matters of sex and sexual orientation, just stopping short of a bald admission.
Admitting to more than 200 hater posts everyday, Karan tells he is traumatised with rumours about him and Shah Rukh Khan. “This whole homophobia is so disheartening and upsetting,” says Johar.
According to the excerpts released in a Times of India report, Johar lost his virginity at 26 outisde India, and spoke about his inexperience. Accepting that he unknown to even Blowjobs, he said, “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 did it!’ I said, ‘Yeah, yeah, I did it three times.’ He said, ‘You had three blow jobs yesterday!’ I said, ‘Yeah, I had three blow jobs.'”
He talked about dealing with many issues in his head while growing up, but he brushed it all under the carpet and focused on the making of ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’.
Talking about his alleged romance with Shah Rukh Khan, he said, “There has been so much conjecture about my sexuality. For heaven’s sake, for years there were rumours about Shah Rukh and me. And I was traumatised by it. I was on a show on a Hindi channel, and I was asked about Shah Rukh.’Yeh anoka rishta hai aap 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? How can you ask me this question?’ I said, ‘How could you ask me this question?”
He considers Shah Rukh as his Older brother, a father figure, who is not perturbed with such rumours. However, he also confessed that he is afraid of being seen with any single man, due to the fear of linkups.
“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,” Johar said.
Furthermore, he explains the reason for his silence on this us that he doesn’t want to be dealing with 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.”
“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,” he has said.