Remember what Karan Johar said to the elegant host Simi Grewal on her show in 2011?
“It doesn’t bother me when people talk about my bisexual orientation. Obviously if I am 39 and single people will question me. Why should I say I am not gay or I am not bisexual or trisexual?”
Then, in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar India in 2015 that left many of us speculating whether Johar is, in fact gay.
‘We have a connect. I always feel that if I were a man who would be interested, she would be the wife I wanted, or if I had to have a sibling, she would be the sister I never had. Or if I was interested in dating women, she would probably be the woman I would want to date. Of course, she has her limitations and so do I.’
No wonder whether he is gay or not has been a question from long. However, last year when the acclaimed Indian director Karan Johar said that he is not interested in dating women, many of us believed that he is homosexual. The Indian media has speculated that the ‘limitation’ Johar is talking is his sexuality.
Karan and His Sexuality Was a Hot Topic during the AIB Roast
“Before we begin I would like to thank the entire panel for coming out today and Karan for not.Give it up for Karan Johar guys! Give it up! Like many in the industry have! Karan Johar, the director, writer, producer and actor – You are like four guys in one! Exactly how you like it!” this is how it went in the AIB and all Karan Johar did was smile and laugh at it, making us further believe that Karan has finally come out of the closet.
But Who All Has Karan Johar Dated?
Sidharth Malhotra and Karan Johar Were Rumored to be Dating Once
In the year 2012, Firstpost revealed the real relationship between the two and also the reason why Sidharth Malhotra was seen in ‘Student Of the Year’ besides, the son and daughter of two prominent filmmakers. Well, because Sidharth and Karan were close friends. They were also spotted together dining out. Also, if rumors are to be believed the two even went for a holiday together in Paris.
According to a grapevine, though Sidharth was just a newbie, he was still enjoying a lavish life and good circle in Bollywood only because he was Karan’s partner.
Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar : The Alleged Bollywood Gay Couple!
According to a reputed Bollywood news reporter, SRK had openly confessed about his weekend hangouts in a Bollywood night event, which meant that he along with his two close friends Arjun Rampal and Karan Johar (who were also present) used to go on weekend excursions on their own, leaving their family behind.
The report stated that,
“Shahrukh’s affair with Karan started in the early days of DDLJ. He apparently didn’t know of his sexuality untill he met karan and had some close moments with him during the Movie DDLJ. Due to the relatively closed and conservative minds of Indian society then, he couldn’t confess or explore more. Then he became popular and popular every day and he had to carry that typical macho Bollywood star look all the time and he had to protect the truth about his sexual inclination at any cost”
So, it appears like Karan Johar has dated both Shah Rukh Khan and Sidharth Malhotra and had fun with Arjun Rampal. No wonder, the gay clique is a very close knit in Bollywood!