Freedom of expression is a biggest joke in India: Karan Johar

22 Jan, 2016 12:45 pm

JAIPUR (92 News) – Karan Johar is the latest to join the league of actors and film personalities who have spoken about the alleged “growing intolerance” in the country by making a controversial remark.

Addressing a gathering at the Jaipur Literature Fest in Rajasthan, Johar sparked a controversy by saying that “revealing in today’s time can land you in jail”.

On a query on why he did not participate in the intolerance debate, the filmmaker said that freedom of expression in India “is the biggest joke”.”It is a tough country to speak about your personal life. I feel very sad about it,” he added.

The filmmaker further said that being a public figure, he is “expected to kind of helm a certain movement, talk about freedom of expression, which is the biggest joke in the world,” adding, “I am a filmmaker and I don’t even have freedom of expression.”

Bollywood filmmaker said that he has become an FIR king as he feels that a legal notice is waiting for him always. “I feel bound on every level. Be it what I put out on celluloid or what I say in print. I feel like there is some kind of a legal notice waiting for me always, wherever I go. I’ve become some kind of an FIR king,” said Karan.

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