New Delhi: In his biography, An Unsuitable Boy, Karan Johar talked about being persecuted for his sexual orientation.
“I have become like the poster boy of homosexuality in this country… Twitter has the most abuse. I wake up to at least 200 hate posts,” he had written.
Now, in an interview, Karan talked about how the never-ending speculation surrounding his personal life has left him wary. The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director said that even an innocuous dinner with a male friend becomes front page news. “I’m afraid to go out for dinner with another man because the paparazzi reaches everywhere and if you go out for dinner with a man, you’re sleeping with him. Because two men cant be out for dinner just as friends,” he rued.
In his book, KJo had lamented that the gossipmongers had not spared his relationship with Shah Rukh Khan either. He had written, “For heaven’s sake, for years there were rumours about Shah Rukh and me. And I was traumatized by it… Shah Rukh is a father figure, an older brother to me. For me to look at him in that way or be subjected to those rumours was just ridiculous.”