Karan Johar to rope in 3 Khans for film on homosexuality?

  • ANI, Karachi
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2016 16:01 IST
Karan Johar during the session An Unsuitable Boy at Jaipur literary festival 2016, in Jaipur on January 21. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindiustan Times)

Filmmaker Karan Johar plans to break the stereotypes associated with homosexuality and make a film on the issue with in the three’ Khans of Bollywood - Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan.

Speaking at the trailer launch of Aligarh, the 43-year-old director claimed that SRK, Aamir and Salman will be happy to play homosexuals on the screen, the Express Tribune reported.

Manoj Bajpai-starrer Aligarh is based on the real life incident of Professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras (Manoj essays the role) of Aligarh Muslim University, who was terminated from his job because of his sexuality. Rajkummar Rao plays a journalist in the film who is trying to bring his story to the world.

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Karan was asked if Bollywood’s three Khans would have the same level of comfort to portray homosexual characters in a film. He replied saying that it mainly depends on the script, if it is good and poignant, they wouldn’t mind playing such roles.

The Student Of The Year director himself has touched upon the taboo topic in his films such as Dostana and Mumbai Talkies. He has also spoken previously about the challenges he faced in his childhood for being effeminate.

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