- KJo wrote he is no longer 'chasing' sex in his latest piece
- Karan Johar said that 'fame took the place of some of the shame'
- Here are five big quotes from Karan Johar's column
The 44-year-old director of films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna wrote about no longer "chasing" sex in a piece titled "I Don't Get Sex - And I'm No Longer Trying."
On Twitter, actresses Alia Bhatt and Aditi Rao Hydari led Bollywood in praise:
One word - EPIC! Also I think we might have found a new "cool" word ! AOMO https://t.co/9nYgiAsq4k— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) June 29, 2016
"Are u good in bed? For me, good in bed means sleeping 7 hours. Undisturbed! If I get 8, that means I'm amazing!"— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) June 29, 2016
And this is what Twitter is saying:
Situation demands to read current affairs but I literally love Karan affairs .worth to read such an honest piece...kudos.— Abhishek chandel (@imchandel) June 29, 2016
Dear Parents, do read this article if your child is ushering adulthood. The rest of the content is self... https://t.co/E7ADf8EgRi— BHOLANATH RINDANI (@bprindani) June 29, 2016
Here are five big quotes from Karan Johar's column:
"By the time I lost my virginity, I was 26 and that was after Kuch Kuch Hota Hai when I felt mildly famous. And so fame took the place of some of the shame."
"With fame I stopped feeling I had to hide: lights didn't have to be all the way off, I felt I could flirt without being slapped. But it was hard work getting there from the fat kid I was - ashamed of his body, ashamed of who he was, largely sexually ignorant and convinced he wasn't attractive to anyone. Which is probably why the first time I had sex, all I could say was 'thank you'!"
"I also wonder if we are programmed by movies and rom-coms and ads and the general popular narrative to feel sexy in ways that aren't achievable. We seem to forget that sex when it happens is often clumsy and sweaty and sloppy and not always that sexy."
"I feel liberated not experiencing it anymore - or chasing it any more. There's no longer fear. I have now proudly informed my therapist that I am going through AOMO - the acceptance of missing out."
"I'm also saying (to myself as much as to anyone else) that it's ok to feel unsexy. It's ok to feel nervous, it's ok to not have moments that feel written out of a movie script. I feel Victoria may have a Secret but you don't have to know it! And those Calvin Klein models - don't be fooled by the socks that they got."