Karan Johar: My parents never made me feel that I sometimes behave differently than others

Karan Johar at an event opened up about Autism and his childhood. The director said that parents should let their children fly and show understanding towards them.
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Karan Johar is one of the most successful directors in the film industry. Along with entertaining the audience with his films, KJo is quite vocal about his thoughts and opinions about various issues that people don't usually discuss.
At an event yesterday, the director opened up about Autism and his childhood too. Karan said that it is parents' responsibility to create a safe atmosphere for their kids. He also said that as a kid, even he was scared of what the society would think of him because he was different than others.
As reported by India Forums, Karan Johar said, "Being scared and terrified is a part of our lives. Of course, when I was small I used to get scared of many things. I always used to feel that I am different from other kids and because of which I used to be more scared if (the society) would accept me. I can't say that my situation is like them (Autism kids) but, I do understand their situation on how it feels to fear to go outside and mingle. I think it is our responsibility to create an atmosphere to make sure that all these children feel free to come out and live."
The Kuch Kuch Hota Hai director gave his parents the credit for being understanding towards him. He said that parents should let their children fly and search their own talent.
"I think I am very fortunate enough that I have such understanding parents. The love, support and understanding I got from them was very progressive. They always understood me and never made me feel that I sometimes I behave differently than others for which I feel that their support was everything for me. The most important thing is you should allow your children to fly. Not just children with a special need but, if your child shows you one speciality in them it doesn't mean that you make kid progress in that particular thing only. Let them search their own talent and needs please," said KJo at the event.


good parents.

How are you different from others? You never say it out loud. Can't blame you though. This is India, not America

Agreed he doesn"t say it out loud die to the country's laws but here he is speaking about himself as a child. At that age he probably didn't realize what being gay was but knew that he was effeminate and different. And other children can be really mean to such kids. I dont agree with lot of things he does but got to admire his strength and courage on speaking about various issues that other celebs avoid.

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