26 May 2019
Is this Karan Johar's boyfriend? Prabal Gurung's post sparks rumors
However, one such social media post from Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung, wishing KJo, has left the internet wondering if the two have been dating.
Read on to find out more details.
'Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya,' writes Gurung
On KJo's birthday, Gurung posted a picture of himself with the filmmaker's arms around him. The picture was taken at the Boom Boom Room, a glam club in New York's Meatpacking District.
Gurung captioned the photo, "Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. Happy birthday KJo," which led to speculations that the 40-year-old designer is dating KJo.
KJo himself commented on the photo, "Control yourself bhaiya!"
Here is Gurung's Instagram post
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Here's how the internet responded to the post
Whether KJo's comment was meant to dispel the speculations remains unknown, however, it wasn't enough to control rumors. Curious fans asked if the two were dating. One Instagram user commented, "So this is what Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was about?"
Another commented: "So much happens in that stairwell."
Most other fans congratulated the two with comments like "Omg yaas our desi icons."
Columnist Shobhaa De also congratulated the two on Twitter
KJo to host a dating reality show on Netflix soon
KJo has always kept his personal life secret and only alluded to his sexual orientation in his 2016 autobiography An Unsuitable Boy.
Currently, he is set to host the upcoming Netflix show What the Love? - a "one-of-a-kind dating reality show."
His chat show Koffee With Karan concluded its sixth season in March and he is now working on his upcoming directorial project Takht.