MUMBAI: Famed Indian director, producer and actor Karan Johar said on Monday that his sexual orientation was part of who he was and he was not ashamed of it.
Karan Johar stated that whenever he logged onto various social media websites, he had to face a barrage of insults owing to his recent hinted disclosure pertaining to his sexual orientation.
“Every morning I get up, I face a lot of trolling on Twitter, Instagram and on other platforms. If I post a picture with a pout then people make filthy comments,” he said.
The director said that he was proud of who he was and it was also his right not to disclose it fully or only partially disclose it, as he had done in his recent book.
“There were two kinds of criticism. First, I was asked why I didn’t make it clear what I wanted to say. And my reply to that is, ‘it’s my right’. Another criticism I faced was that people asked me why I am like this. There are so many people out there who don’t understand the concept of personal orientation. Whatever I am, I’m proud of myself… The orientation I have, is who I am,” he said.
Karan was candid enough to admit that whatever he had said in his book was the truth.
I will never say that I am embarrassed or ashamed to say it. I am very proud of who I am and who I will always be. Whatever I have written in the book is the truth and I stand by every word of I,