In a freewheeling and frank session at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival here, Karan spoke about homosexuality in films and society, as well as of the stigma attached to it.
Talking about it, he said: “What do I say… Revealing in today’s time can land you in jail.
We are in a tough country to speak about your personal life and I feel really sad about it because being a public figure you are expected to helm a certain movement, talk about freedom of expression, which is the biggest joke in the world. Democracy is the second biggest joke I think.”
The director also opened up about his personal life, saying that he felt “effeminate as a child”. He made the revelation while talking about his book “An Unsuitable Boy” at a session with Shobhaa De and his biographer Poonam Saxena.