Recently Karan Johar who attended the Jaipur Literature Festival made several revelations while speaking about his biography 'An Unsuitable Boy'.
The actor-director revealed that he had a difficult childhood and was quoted as saying, "I hated the word ‘Pansy’ and I was called that as a child. I was effeminate as a child and I used to have sleepless nights over the fact that I am different from other children."
However at such crucial point of life, it was his supportive parents who came to his rescue. Talking about them he said, "Even when I weighed 150 kgs, my mother said that I was the best looking child in the world and my father told me that once I lost a little puppy fat, I can be a hero in Hindi films."
He further said, "Whether it’s 'Kal Ho Na Ho' or 'Dostana', I discussed the issue in the mainstream. I received so many letters from youngsters saying that my movies helped their parents identify their sexuality. Now there are so many films on LGBT and I am proud that I started it."
KJo even opened up about his struggles as a child and said, "When my father had a few flop movies, we had to sell our jewellery and house. He was not invited for launch parties and it was a terrible time."