Being a popular celebrity has its own perks and hindrances. It becomes a bit judgmental when a celeb has to share his/her moments of opinions without offending anyone.
At the same time, it’s all about not caring how society will pin you down while expressing an honest opinion.
And this is what Director Karan Johar just did! Recently, he penned down his thoughts and ideologies regarding sex in a column and they are flamboyant as ever! He has retorted to every boundary while expressing his own life ventures and how he coped up with the concept of sex, virginity and sex appeal.
Here’s an interesting snippet from his exclusive interview with NDTV:
“My very shy Punjabi father never taught me about the birds and bees. So shy was he that he may have thought he would get arrested for even talking about it. Then there was my mother, brought up by prudish German nuns. She, of course allowed me to believe that her very best bundle of joy (me!) had been handed to her by the heavens. I had no siblings, no older brother to enlighten me. I grew up in a snooty neighborhood and since I was also a shy kid, I never went out and met or made the kind of friends that could have at least told me this was something I needed to know about.”
“So the fact of sex just went over my head.”
“So much so that when a bunch of classmates solemnly swore to a 12-year-old me that a blow job is when you take off all your clothes and lie on the bed with the fan on full, I followed it religiously, And very proudly told them after the summer vacation got over that I had had a “blow job” every day!”
“There were so many issues I had with myself. I wasn’t happy with my body, wasn’t entirely comfortable in my own skin. And by the time I gained confidence, too much time had passed. With fame I stopped feeling I had to hide: lights didn’t have to be all the way off, I felt I could flirt without being slapped. But it was hard work getting there from the fat kid I was – ashamed of his body, ashamed of who he was, largely sexually ignorant and convinced he wasn’t attractive to anyone. Which is probably why the first time I had sex, all I could say was “thank you”! I felt gratitude not sexiness – thank you for ticking one very belatedly off the bucket list.”
“I’m making a declaration – I’m not chasing sex (anymore). If someone wants to chase me, they can certainly go for it. I can’t do it – all that stress related to sexting, and should I put off all the lights or make it dim, followed by “am I good in bed”? I was once invited to an orgy. I declined. I can’t imagine anything more awful. I really am clumsy! I wouldn’t know what to do, where to look. I can barely handle one person, where could I hope to manage two or more?!”
“That said, am I the person who yearns to get it? Who wants to embrace it, enjoy it and get what the fuss is all about? Of course part of me does, but I think it will only follow love. I still believe in the intimacy, the quiet moments, the beauty of a kiss – but the sharing will always be more exciting to me than the act itself. No chains or handcuffs or toys for me thank you very much, I don’t get the fuss – maybe I’m alone but I don’t get it.”
“I’m also saying (to myself as much as to anyone else) that it’s OK to feel unsexy. It’s OK to feel nervous, it’s OK to not have moments that feel written out of a movie script. I feel Victoria may have a Secret but you don’t have to know it! And those Calvin Klein models – don’t be fooled by the socks that they got.”
Now that was one honest confession! Kudos to you, Karan Johar!!