Blog By mariam | 26-07-19
Salman Khan Is All Set To Become Mama For The Second Time
Till date, a lot has been written about Karan Johar, his movies and most importantly his s*xual orientation. The man has never shied away of throwing hints of the reality but at the same time, he has never been vocal about the matter as well.
But now, he has finally opened up about his life in his biography, An Unsuitable Boy. We have a few excerpts for you ahead.
In the book, he says, “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."
He continues, "I’ve given hints. I’ve stood on a platform like AIB Roast, and I had half of the people supporting me and the other half dissing me for doing this. But at the end of the day, I did what I did, and I did it with my mother in the front row, and screw you if you have a problem with that. The only thing that bothered me was when people stood on the high moral ground and said, ‘Why was your mother in the front row?’ But she’s cool. Do you know that I tried to stop her from coming but she insisted? 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.'”
There's a lot more in the book. Keep reading ahead to know all that as well.
He further says, “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." He further even spoke aboit the AIB roast and the presence of his mother. He said, "I’m embarrassed about the country I live in vis-à-vis where I come from in terms of my orientation.I’m sad, upset and disheartened with the trolling that happens on social media. 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. The reason I don’t say it out aloud is simply that I don’t want to be dealing with the 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.”
The point here is that we live in a country where being gay or a bi is a crime. The problem starts from here, the day we'll be able to change this, we'll be in a better position to ask people to openly come out of closet. We need to start respecting people for who they are and not what they like!