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Trapped in a warped narrative

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Saibal Chatterjee 



Trapped in a warped narrative

Fawad Khan wasn't producer Karan Johar's first choice for the character that he played in Shakun Batra's Kapoor & Sons. He was the seventh. "Six actors rejected the role because they were scared to play gay," Johar told an audience of subcontinental expatriates in Toronto on September 10.

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First Published: Sat, October 08 2016. 00:30 IST

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