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An Unsuitable Boy: The New Autobiography of Karan Johar

Posted by Ray McLennan on 08-Jun-2017 16:19:09


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An Unsuitable Boy, by Karan Johar with Poonam Saxena; Penguin Books of India (Shobhaa De’ Books Imprint), ISBN: 9780670087532, RRP £19.99 (Hardback)

With his good looks, personable style and infectious sense of humour, KJo went seamlessly from film director to TV personality. Koffee with Karan, now in its 13th year, is one of India’s most popular television chat shows, playing host to celebrity guests from the entertainment business in India and around the world. subsequent films.



Title - An Unsuitable Boy

Author - Karan Johar

ISBN  - 9780143433941

Price - £24.50





A Personality To Suit His Movies

Karan builds on the classic Bollywood style developed by his father – the distinctive music, romantic storylines and flamboyant film sets – but takes it in a new and edgier direction for a 21st Century audience. Karan Johar films are known for their panache, quick wit and complex plots, unafraid to address contemporary issues head-on. 

A Legend In His Own Right

Between 2001 and 2017, KJo directed or produced no fewer than 31 films, eight of which he wrote personally. This impressive output has seen KJo awarded 32 Filmfare awards, and a further two National Film Awards. 2017 is shaping up to be a busy year already for Karan Johar, with five new film titles currently scheduled for release.

An Intimate Portrait

In his new autobiography, co-written with Hindustan Times journalist Poonam Saxena, KJo takes readers on an intimate and fascinating journey through the new golden age of Bollywood cinema, a movement in which he has played a significant part. Karan is a larger-than-life character in his own right, who wouldn’t be out of place in one of his movies. This makes his autobiography extremely entertaining to read. KJo writes movingly of his parents and childhood in Mumbai, before letting readers into his personal life, his friendships, loves and challenges. It is at times heart-warming, sometimes controversial, frequently revealing and often laugh out loud funny – but always entertaining.

For a producer and director at the top of his game, KJo demonstrates a humility and level of self-knowledge that gains an immediate rapport with his readers. Reading An Unsuitable Boy is like having an informal late night chat with an old friend, or like interviewing KJo personally on Koffee With Karan.

Why Stock An Unsuitable Boy?

Fans of celebrity autobiographies, or readers interested in the Indian film and entertainment industry, will enjoy An Unsuitable Boy. Here is the story, in his own words, of the man who took a quirky and slightly old-fashioned Indian film industry, and turned it into the height of cool– with titles netting millions of dollars in revenue around the world.

Read An Unsuitable Boy for the inside scoop about how it happened, from the man who made it happen.

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