'I cried that there was finally freedom': Karan Johar on the abolition of Article 377
Filmmaker Karan Johar recently opened up about the abolition of Article 377.
Speaking at a conclave held by a leading media organisation, he reportedly said, “I just woke up and I cried. I cried for the community. I cried for the fact that there was finally freedom. There was one love and equal love for our great country to have supported this. It was a historical judgement. I’m so glad that it is finally accepted legally, that you can love who you desire to without any legal pressures on them. That particular day, 6th of September, was ironically my father’s (Yash Johar) birthday. I felt within me and for the community - freedom.”
He also reportedly added that the next step is legalising gay marriages. “The next step is gay marriages are allowed in our country. That is the next step I aspire for as an Indian, as a human being, at a humanitarian level. I hope that happens very soon,” he said.
The filmmaker is currently prepping for his next big project, Takht. The film has a stellar cast comprising Kareena Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Bhumi Pednekar and Vicky Kaushal, among others.