Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar on Thursday said he did not want to fight the central government by talking about issues like intolerance. The 43-year-old said India is a “tough country” where speaking about personal life can land people behind the bars. The director-producer made the comments at the Jaipur Literature Festival while speaking about his upcoming biography The Unsuitable Boy.

Johar, who has made films on contentious topics in India such as homosexuality (Dostana) and extramarital relationships (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehana), said, “I feel bound on every level, be it what I put out on the celluloid or what I say in print. I feel like there is always some kind of a legal notice awaiting me everywhere I go. I’ve become some kind of an FIR king.”

Johar was referring to the All India Bakchod Roast controversy last year, which involved the western concept of insult comedy. The Bombay High Court recently asked Mumbai Police not to file chargesheet against the filmmaker and other celebrities who were charged with using obscene language on the show.