An Unsuitable Boy…the title itself opens up the doubts and assumptions that people had about Karan Johar. And Karan openly talks about almost everything. Right from his childhood till his last movie Ae dil hai mushkil. He goes on to tell how this movie is a surreal mix of fact and fantasy. He talks about his love life and how he could not unite with the first one and how the second one is still in his life as a friend. The characters of the movie are actually connected to his life and some of the dialogues depict the truth of his love life.
There are the biographies in public domain, as well as autobiographies, which depict the so-called ‘unknown’ facts of the authors or the concerned person in the biography. We have seen the good ones like Sachin Tendulkar’s Playing it My Way as well as bad ones as Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson. In case of Karan Johar’s one, An Unsuitable Boy, it is an autobiography which, at instances, seems more like a shield which is being used by him to counter the ‘allegations’, if at all we can call those, thrown at him. One more thing that I did not like about these celebrities’ autobiographies is that they entirely forget the thing called autobiographical ethics! They go on ranting about themselves, mostly playing the victim card rather than doing an honest and unbiased introspection. Well, let’s go to the book’s content.
An Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar
You can give the book a read to know some of the egos of Karan Johar as well as knowing some lesser known facts about him.