Book Review: An Unsuitable Boy By Karan Johar (co-written by Poonam Saxena)
An Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar which is co-written by Poonam Saxena is the Latest Edition to the already booming market of celebrity memoirs. Karan Johar has always caught the fancy of the nation right from his debut film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai earlier the directors were always behind the camera, no director prior to Karan Johar ever came forward and handle the media as he has done over the years. He has been all over the place. Be it movies and by movies, we don’t mean only directing. He has acted in half a dozen film which includes noteworthy cameos, on the small screen by hosting a famous chat show – Koffee with Karan and even judging reality shows, going on international tour with stars – You name it and he has done it. Only a written account of his illustrious life was left, which has been ticked off with this no holds barred account of his personal and professional life. ‘An Unsuitable Boy’. The Book comes straight out of his heart, he talks about every stage of his life, and how he transformed himself from an insecure fat kid to the suave man behind the biggest blockbusters of this generation.
He also shares a first-hand account of his famous friendships within the industry, how he handle the criticism that is hurled at him on the social networking sites. He also confesses that he has been through depression and how he came out of it. One question that always trails him is about his sexuality, and in this book, he tries his best to put forth the answer although vaguely. There are many highlights of the book while reading you may experience a plethora of emotions ranging from sadness to ecstasy to heartbreak to amusement. Karan Johar is a great orator is no hidden fact but he is a great writer too, the way has used words to describe what he has been through is commendable. He talks about how even the most successful people can be the loneliest, how one can feel lost even in the company of the biggest stars of the nation. This book covers the changing base of Bollywood, how the current generation is working on the principles of professionalism. Also, read the book to know why there will be no superstars post the era of the Khans.
The book is published by Penguin Random House India, and it is available at every book stand and online sites selling books. A must for Cinema lovers, so go for the book to know the man that Karan Johar is, click here to order, 4 stars.