Maulik Pancholy Comes Out on Top
Weeds and30 Rockstar Maulik Pancholy is officially out of the closet.
Pancholy appeared on Out’s Top 100 list and, not only is he gay, but he has been with his partner for nine years.
“I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner,” he said. “It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions.”
The actor said this profession has always been in his blood, if you will. He once cut himself on a switchblade in the bathroom as a kid.
“Instead of going for help and saying, ‘Hey, I cut my thumb, can I get a Band-Aid?’ I did a death scene in the bathroom,” Pancholy said. “It was my big moment!”
Pancholy joined stars like Orange Is the New Black actresses Laverne Cox and Lea Delaria and Tony Award winning actor Billy Porter on the Top 100 list.