An Unsuitable Boy
The autobiography of the one and only Karan Johar
Pub Date: 16 February 2022
ISBN: 9780143423096 / 0143423096
Subject: Prose: Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Ceramic Arts, Pottery, Glass, Cinema Industry
Format: 198mmx 129mm
Extent: 352 pages
Bar Code: 9780143423096
AI Last Updated: 13 December 2021
Karan Johar opens up like never before. The book is an honest, heartwarming and personal account of Karan Johar’s life and the business of Bollywood.
Karan Johar is synonymous with success, panache, quick wit and outspokenness, and the book reflects that. KJo, as he is popularly called, has been a much-loved film director, producer, actor, and discoverer of new talent.
In this autobiography, KJo reminisces about his childhood, the influence of his Sindhi mother and Punjabi father, obsession with Bollywood, foray into Bollywood, friendships with Aditya Chopra, SRK, Kajol, his love life, the AIB Roast, and much more. The book will be widely reviewed, keenly read, and will generate a lot of publicity.
Karan 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 and actor. With his flagship Dharma Production, 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. In his trademark frank style, he talks about the ever-changing face of Indian cinema, challenges and learnings, as well as friendships and rivalries in the industry. Honest, heart-warming and insightful, An Unsuitable Boy is both the story of the life of an exceptional film-maker at the peak of his powers and of an equally extraordinary human being who shows you how to survive and succeed in life.
Karan Johar is one of the leading directors, producers and writers in the Hindi film industry. The son of much-respected film producer Yash Johar, who set up Dharma Productions in 1976, Karan took over his father’s legacy after the latter’s death in 2004. An award-winning director, he started out as an assistant to film-maker Aditya Chopra on the sets of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995). Karan made his directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) which went on to become a blockbuster. He has directed eight major films and produced over twenty, all starring some of the biggest names in Bollywood. He made his acting debut in Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet (2015). The multitalented Karan also hosts one of India’s most-watched celebrity chat shows, Koffee with Karan. He has dabbled in fashion design and even done the costumes for films such as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Dil To Pagal Hai. An extremely popular and well-liked member of the film fraternity, Karan has come to be regarded as a spokesman of the industry. In 2007, he was chosen as one of 250 Global Young Leaders by the World Economic Forum. Karan became the father of twins, Yash and Roohi, in 2017.
Poonam Saxena is a journalist, writer and translator. She launched the Hindustan Times Sunday magazine, Brunch, and edited it for over ten years before moving on to become the national weekend editor. She has translated Dharamvir Bharati’s iconic Hindi novel, Gunahon Ka Devta, into English (Chander & Sudha) and also Rahi Masoom Raza’s novel about the Hindi film industry in the 1970s titled Scene 75. She is the author of The Greatest Hindi Stories Ever Told, for which she translated twenty-five stories into English.