In a tell-all interview, our cover star of the month, Karan Johar bares it all. The director-producer discusses the controversy around Dhadak and caste, nepotism and even his sex life. “Three months ago. I calculated this just yesterday, actually. I remember it,” he said on being asked about the last time he hooked up with someone.
And does he use dating apps?
“No. Never. I am too nervous. And honestly, I haven’t needed to do it either. Also, sometimes, I don’t want to do it. I have reached a certain stage where I think my work is my orgasm. I get hugely turned on by the work I do. I don’t feel the need to kind of be sexually involved all the time. It doesn’t cross my mind. Sometimes there are days when I am doing nothing and that’s when it crosses my mind. And those are very few days in my life.”
It is no secret that Karan Johar can make or break an individual’s career. On condition of anonymity, an aspiring movie actor trying hard to move on from TV had this to say: “Let’s be honest: if there is one person every actor wants to be noticed by, it’s Karan. You can work with everybody in this industry, but you have truly arrived when you work with Dharma. But then again, he can only give you that first or second push. Look at Sidharth Malhotra. Even after the debut of a lifetime, if you don’t have it in you, you just don’t. Even his other Dharma films have flopped.”
The actor went on to say that he was ready to do anything to be noticed by Karan Johar. “I know what you are asking. And yeah, anything,” he said, with a laugh.
Read the full interview here.