An unsuitable boy in hindi
An Unsuitable Boy by Karan JoharKaran Johar is synonymous with success, panache, quick wit, and outspokenness, which sometimes inadvertently creates controversy and makes headlines. KJo, as he is popularly called, has been a much-loved Bollywood film director, producer, actor, and discoverer of new talent. With his flagship Dharma Productions, he has constantly challenged the norms, written and rewritten rules, and set trends. But who is the man behind the icon that we all know?
Baring all for the first time in his autobiography, An Unsuitable Boy, KJo reminisces about his childhood, the influence of his Sindhi mother and Punjabi father, obsession with Bollywood, foray into films, friendships with Aditya Chopra, SRK and Kajol, his love life, the AIB Roast, and much more.
This book is both the story of the life of an exceptional filmmaker at the peak of his powers and of an equally extraordinary human being who shows you how to survive and succeed in life.
I know a lot of my readers are reading this, and I wanted a place for us all to discuss. And I think I have found a way to satisfy both of you! Without feeling like I am breaking some kind of plagiarism rule or skipping important parts. Karan is wonderfully open in this book about everything in his life, his childhood, his romances, his friendships, everything. However, for me, the over-whelming message of the book is that everything in his life comes second to his films. And, while I find Karan fascinating as a public figure, I am also more interested in his films than his personal life. Or, to put it another way, I am primarily interested in his personal life as it relates to his films.
I even cut my long hairs shorter like Kajol in the movie. I was such a fan of her character 'Anjali'. I was just 10 at that time but I was obsessed with the movie. And that's why I always liked Karan Johar. I liked the way he made this movie. Even if he is not an actor or handsome hunk I always read his interviews back then.
I wanted to read his book very well aware of the fact that its going to be easy peasy. And his session at the Hindu LitFest intrigued me to pick this book. Then a dear friend of mine sent this book as a gift last month. So here we go,with the review. A single child, living in the upscale locale of south Mumbai,driven by the passion for Hindi movies becomes the most loved film director in Bollywood. Karan Johar narrates his journey from his nascent days to his life at 44, packed with a lot of personal details and emotions. If you do not blow it , then who will?
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It was an entertaining read, but nevertheless, I made time to call a friend who is not so much into Bollywood to not buy the book. When I finally decided to read from the start of the book, I wanted to hit my head against the wall. One of the two times his mom slaps him is when she finds he has quietly gone through a box of chocolates. It also sounds a bit vacuous that when he is ready to take the first shot for his debut film, he compares the confidence he feels on the film set with his having led the school debating team. Of course, by then, he had already assisted on Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. But, to write the film, for which he had Archie, Betty and Veronica as inspiration, he was sent on a flight to London, where he stayed in a flat on a budget, of course for a couple of months till he figured out the plot.