‘I thought I was in love with a girl…’: Karan Johar recalls the hardships he faced during his school days
Karan Johar is one of the most successful producer-directors in Bollywood. As the head honcho of Dharma Productions, he has backed some of the biggest films. At the same time, he has also directed some of the most famous films of the last two decades. However, things were not easy for him while growing up.
Karan Johar opens up about his school days
Recently, Karan Johar appeared in the YouTube show called Be A Man Yaar hosted by Nikhil Taneja. In the trailer of the show, we get a glimpse of a deep conversation between KJo and Nikhil. He said, “I decided I was in love with a girl in 10th standard. Her name was Shalaka.” The filmmaker said, “Today what you call ‘gay’, ‘fag’ or ‘homo’ said in a derogatory tone, it was called a pansy in those days and, it was a word it was literally pushing me into a shell. ” Karan also revealed that Shah Rukh Khan was the only one who did not make him feel less.
Apart from Karan Johar, the series also stars Vicky Kaushal, Nasseruddin Shah, and Nakuul Mehta among others.
Karan Johar directorial Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani was a hit
Karan returned to the director’s chair after almost seven years with Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. It also celebrated its 25th anniversary as a leader in the industry. The film stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi, and Jaya Bachchan among others. Upon its release, the film met with positive critical response and strong box office results. Several businessmen including Anurag Kashyap and Hrithik Roshan openly expressed their love for the film.
Apart from this, as a producer, Karan has several projects under the Dharma Productions banner. These include Sidharth Malhotra and the Raashi Khanna starrer action thriller Yodha, Mr. & Mrs. Mahi, and Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam. Mr & Mrs Mahi stars Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor while Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam stars Vicky Kaushal and Tripti Dimri in the lead.
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