Karan Johar's sexuality targeted yet again, filmmaker hits back

Tuesday 20th August 2019 16:32 EDT

Filmmaker Karan Johar slammed a troll last weekend when the Twitter user targeted his sexuality. The person tweeted, "Karan johar k life pe ek movie banani chahiye. (A film should be made on Karan Johar's life). KARAN JOHAR: the gay." As distasteful and unprovoked the tweet was, the director was in no mood to let the comment just pass by. Retweeting the mean tweet, he wrote, "You absolutely original genius! Where have you been hiding all this while??? Thank you for existing and emerging as the most prolific voice on Twitter today."

Johar's sexuality has been a topic of conversation for quite some time. Just recently, he had opened up on dealing with trolls and their trolling. "Initially, when I used to get it, I used to deal with it by being upset and angry. When it went into a state of indifference, and now I am in a state of glorious amusement. Every morning I wake up to abuse, and it amuses me."

He added, "You can talk about me, but don't make it sound like I have a disease or something is wrong with me and I should shut up because you think I am gay. Then you should shut up because you have no life. That's the way I look at it." He also said that he does not take criticism of his kids.

"I am a little sensitive about my babies and when they start saying things about them, that really bothers me. It's the new age. How do you know that I don't have a mother and a father in me that I can give my child the love of both parents."

On the work front, Karan is prepping for his next directorial 'Takht', a period drama that is likely to go on floors by year end. The movie will star Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Anil Kapoor.

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