Filmmaker Karan Johar has opened up about being called names for his effeminate body language in college. Johar, who made his directorial comeback with the recent release Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, said that the experience stayed in his heart and continues to do so.
“Tota Roy Chowdhury’s character in Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani is borrowed from Karan Johar’s childhood,” reveals latter
In an interview with Film Companion, Johar said that he was “very effeminate” as a child and used to dance in his own room to Hindi songs. He said that his father, Yash Johar, thought it was “great” and would often watch him dance and clap.
However, things changed when he went to college. He asserted, “No one told me there was anything wrong at that time. So I grew up thinking (that) this is fine. Much later when you go to college you realise when you carry that through and do those moves, and people look at you and laugh.”
KJo further added, “You’re called all kinds of things. There are terms used and it’s still in my heart because I grew up with that feeling that I was laughed at for my body language or way of being. Somewhere Tota’s character is borrowed from my childhood. When he says ‘Hunar ka koi gender nahi hota (talent has no gender)’, I believe that.”
Karan continued and stated that he didn’t consider it a traumatic experience, but He wondered why others couldn’t accept him for who he was when his own father did.
For the unversed, Tota Roy Chowdhury plays the role of Rani’s father, a Kathak dancer who is humiliated for his art form being associated with femininity. Ranveer (Rocky) eventually joins him and learns Kathak, giving a befitting reply to the people who humiliated him. Tota and Ranveer deliver a strong performance on ‘Dola Re Dola.’
More Pages: Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani Box Office Collection , Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani Movie Review
BOLLYWOOD NEWS – LIVE UPDATES
Catch us for latest Bollywood News, New Bollywood Movies update, Box office collection, New Movies Release , Bollywood News Hindi, Entertainment News, Bollywood Live News Today & Upcoming Movies 2023 and stay updated with latest hindi movies only on Bollywood Hungama.