Bandra- Much has been speculated about Karan Johar's sexuality. Hints have been dropped several times, from the AIB roast to Twinkle Khanna's Section 377 remark on his show ‘Koffee with Karan’, but the filmmaker has never explicitly come out of the closet.
However, Karan addresses the elephant in the room in his newly released biography, ‘An Unsuitable Boy’, KJo is quoted as saying, "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."
The filmmaker also opened up about the homophobia and the daily abuse he faces on social media. He wrote, "I have become like the poster boy of homosexuality in this country. But honestly, I have no problem with people saying what they want to about me.”
For the longest time, people had interpreted his relationship with his best friend Shah Rukh Khan as something else. An agitated Karan wrote, "For heaven's sake, for years there were rumours about Shah Rukh and me. And I was traumatized by it.”
He added that SRK is unfazed by these rumours. In fact, he had even poked fun at the gossip mongers on an episode of Koffee with Karan. When the actor was asked what he would do if he woke up one day as Karan Johar, SRK laughed that as per rumours, he would wake up with Karan and not as him.