Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is hailed by fans for his versatile acting skills. The actor has shared a great equation with the iconic film producer, Karan Johar. For the unversed, Karan Johar and Shah Rukh have worked collaboratively in several films such as ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’, ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ etc. Karan recently opened about SRK’s friendship in shaping his personal life. The filmmaker disclosed that SRK was the first man who accepted his individuality and didn’t made him feel lesser. Whenever KJo wanted to discuss about his struggles related to sexuality, he would approach Shah Rukh without any second thought.
Karan Johar reveals SRK was the first man who accepted his ‘Feminine side’
Film director and producer, Karan Johar is currently basking in the success of his recently-released film, ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani’. Amid this, he opened up about the criticism he often faces due to his ‘feminine side’. The filmmaker recalled one such incident from his past and how it affected his mental health.
Talking about Shah Rukh Khan, Karan shared that he was raised in a progressive environment. SRK has worked with many people throughout his professional career. Karan then opened up about his ‘feminine side’ that used to come out so strongly. People perceived his walking and speaking style as something ‘not acceptable’ by laughing over it.
I remember Shah Rukh Khan was the first man that did not make me feel any lesser. He made me feel like an equal”, said KJo.
Karan and SRK used to chat openly a lot with each other
Furthermore, Karan Johar mentioned that SRK was never against ‘being effeminate’ or walking funny’ during those times. He was a very liberal and open-minded person. Additionally, he and SRK used to converse openly with each other. Karan shared that whenever he felt like discussing about his personality or even sexuality, Shah Rukh was his go-to person. Karan stated:
“Whenever I had to say the biggest thing about my personality and sexuality, I spoke to him first. He was that one sense of support. Even he doesn’t realize what he’s been to me.”