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India Rejects Section 377: Karan Johar Elated With The Supreme Court's Verdict

Written By Nilanjana Roy | Mumbai | Published:

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  • As the Supreme Court of India gave its verdict on section 377 on Thursday, September 6, Bollywood director turned producer Karan Johar applauded this judgement of the supreme court.
  • Other Bollywood celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Swara Bhasker, Abhishek Bachchan also took to Twitter and supported the judgement of the Supreme Court

India witnessed a historic day on Thursday, September 6, as the Supreme Court of India gave its verdict on Section 377. The section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalised the rights of the people belonging to the LGBTQ community. In 2013, the Supreme Court refused to put a ban on section 377. This decision by the Supreme Court caused huge outrage among the LGBT community. Within minutes after the judgment was passed, and the citizens celebrated this judgement by taking to social media. Bollywood actors have also lent their support to the judgment. Director turned producer Karan Johar too lauded this judgement of the supreme court of India.

READ: India Rejects Section 377: Bollywood Comes Out In Support Of LGBTQ Community

The 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' director took to social media and shared a picture of the rainbow flag, which symbolizes the pride of the LGBT community. The 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' director captioned the picture as, ''Historical judgment!!!! So proud today! Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights! The country gets its oxygen back! 👍👍👍💪💪💪🙏🙏🙏''.

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In the past, Karan Johar has been quite vocal about the scrapping of section 377 from India. Besides, Karan Johar, other Bollywood celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Swara Bhasker, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham among others, have also taken to Twitter and supported the verdict of the Supreme Court. 

WHAT'S ON THE WORK FRONT FOR KARAN JOHAR?

As far as Karan Johar's professional life is concerned, the director-turned-producer has quite a few projects lined up. The director will be backing 'Takht' starring Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor. Johar will also be producing movies like Rohit Shetty's directorial 'Simmba' starring Ranveer Singh and debutant Sara Ali Khan, 'Kesari' starring Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra, 'Brahmastra' starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Akkineni Nagarjuna.

Karan Johar's previous directorial was 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' which released in 2016 and starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. The 'Baahubali' series producer will return to the small screen with the sixth season of his popular talk show, 'Koffee With Karan'. The show will premiere on October 21. 

 

 

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