By Atul Mishra Last Updated:
Karan Johar made it to the headlines a couple of days ago on May 25, 2019, on his 47th birthday. Celebrities from the entire Tinseltown wished KJo on the special occasion and media houses quickly jumped in to make reports on the same. However, ace-designer, Prabal Gurung’s birthday wish for Karan Johar made the loudest buzz, so much so that things only spiralled up from thereon. Confused as to what are we talking about? Read on! (Don't Miss: Ranbir Kapoor Accepts That He Secretly Follows His Ex-Girlfriends, Deepika Padukone And Katrina Kaif)
Prabal Gurung had wished Karan Johar on the latter’s birthday by sharing the following picture on his Instagram handle but what caught everybody’s attention was the designer’s caption. It could be read as, “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. Happy birthday KJo”. Karan Johar had commented on the post by writing, “Control yourself bhaiya!” followed by laughter emojis. Soon, people started speculating that Karan Johar and Prabal Gurung are in a romantic relationship together.
Karan Johar’s alleged boyfriend, Prabal Gurung has now taken to Twitter to deny reports of their romantic relationship. Penning down a note of clarification, first Prabal tweeted, “No, I am not dating @karanjohar. He is my dearest friend, mentor, buddy and a big brother. Pls. kindly read the attachment with my statement and hopefully, we can lay it all to rest. Wish you all nothing but the best and love.’”
Prabal Gurung’s note denying reports of his romantic relationship with Karan Johar could be read as, “Ladies and gentlemen, Can we have some humour and levity, please. I feel very saddened and disappointed to need to say this, but to officially set the record straight: I am not in a romantic relationship with Karan Johar. My recent Instagram post of the two of us was done with humour and my absolute love of Bollywood, its melodramatic flair and the one and only Madhubala. It has subsequently been misconstrued as Karan and me being in a relationship. Karan is one of my dearest friends. He has been someone I turn to in times of need. He is my mentor, my guru, my confidante and above all, a big brother to me. We've seen each other through our respective highs and lows. Karan is someone I deeply admire and respect.”
Sharing that his words were misconstrued and admiring Karan Johar for his compassion and empathetic nature, Prabal Gurung’s note further reads, “Not only has he been there for me, but he's also been there for my family as well. I admire his wit, his compassion, and his empathy for this world. These reasons and many, many more, is why I love Karan. But as a friend, as a big brother, as someone who I can always count on. To misconstrue my deep love for Karan as a romantic relationship is immature, unfounded, and frankly, very damaging in the 21st Century -in this time of incredible divisiveness and othering that is happening all over the world. I have been in a happy romantic relationship for over 5 years - with someone else - not Karan.”
Prabal Gurung concluded by requesting the netizens and media people to expand their horizon and idea of love. The final words of Prabal’s note have been worded as, “There is not just one kind of love, one definition of love. Love is multifaceted. It's complex and nuanced. To all the media speculating that my friendship and brotherhood with Karan is anything besides that, I would like to humbly ask you to attempt to reassess your myopic idea of love between two people, between two men. As a global society, we need to expand the horizon and definition of love. I feel that each and every one of us needs to love whoever we want to love, however, we want to love them - unabashedly, openly and proudly. #LovelsLove.”
Karan and Prabal’s alleged romantic relationship has become the hot topic of the B-town. Entertainment portal, SpotboyE report has claimed a source quoted as saying, “If you say mujhko kisise pyar hai does not mean that you are dating him or her. Prabal has been in a very serious and steady relationship with someone else since 5 years.”
Karan Johar, on his 46th birthday last year in 2018, had also created a similar stir among the media mills. When his good friend and reputed costume designer, Manish Malhotra had wished KJo on his birthday, they were met with a similar response as this year. Read the details here.
Karan Johar in an interview had shared if his fear of not finding a life partner has gone for a toss, after Yash Johar and Roohi Johar’s entry in his life. Karan had stated, “Yeah yeah. I don't fear it, I don't care about finding a life partner anymore. I already have my life partners- my children and my mom. I am grateful.” (Also Read: Chhavi Mittal Couldn't Hold Baby Arham In Arms When He Was Born, Pens Last Chapter Of Birth Story)
Prabal Gurung’s birthday post for Karan Johar did lead to many conjectures of romance between them, but it’s good that the designer himself has now let the cat out of the bag. Share your views on the same!