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Acceptance is still a long way: KJo on homosexuality

Updated: Aug 18, 2016 11:22 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 18 (ANI): Karan Johar, who has highlighted homosexuality through his movies and interviews, feels getting its acceptance in real life is a long way to go.

"Acceptance is still a long way but at least we're aware. That's the first stage. There was once a point when we weren't even aware," said the filmmaker in his recent interview with Filmfare.

Further speaking about the risk proposition for theme of homosexuality in his recent flick 'Kapoor and Sons,' the Dharma Productions head honcho said that there were odds which they fought out.

"It was and we fought many odds. Many actors refused Fawad Khan's role for various reasons. Everyone was worried about how the film would shape up but Shakun (Batra) and I had faith in it. It was a powerful screenplay, it connected with the audience. It was brave and beautiful at the same time," he stated.

Karan brought the concept on homosexuality under spotlight with his 2008-movie 'Dostana.'

Speaking about it, he said, "People criticised me for stereotyping homosexuality in Dostana but I'm the only filmmaker who put it out on the big scale. It's ridiculous how unaware people were before. The film, at least, brought the conversation of homosexuality into the drawing room of every urban home."

"I've received at least a thousand emails from kids, youngsters, teenagers, seniors. thanking me for making that film because now their parents are aware of the concept of homosexuality. It's not brushed under the carpet anymore," he added. (ANI)