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December 14, 2019

My Rating - 3 out of 5 stars
Publisher - SDE Penguin 
Genre - Biography/Non-Fiction
Publishing year - 2017
Language - English 
ISBN - 978-0-670-08753-2
Pages - 216

My Review - 
Death doesn't scare me, life sometimes does.

An Unsuitable Boy is a story of Bollywood director and owner of Dharma Production Karan Johar. Son of Yash and Hiroo, he felt lonely as a single child. Due to his weight and introverted character in childhood, he had difficulty making friends. He was a regular South Bombay lad who felt distressed if someone tittle-tattles in Hindi. 

He shares his love for movies and music, which comes from his parents. His childhood memories and how he makes friends help us to know the real Karan Johar. The bond between Shahrukh Khan and him is well known, but Karan didn't like him initially. With time and respect, their relationship develops. Karan bluntly talks about how he felt when someone asks him about his sexual preferences and Shahrukh. Karan has known everyone in the industry, but he has a handful of friends he counts on. 

Now in the forties, he pays visits to a psychologist to deal with anxiety. He took trips to London and Newyork often so he can work on the stories. His life is not full of difficulties, but I felt a new sense of knowing him after reading the book. We only know what the media feed us, but reality sometimes differs. I like how he discusses his friends, feelings, newcomers, the people who he dislikes, and the critics who constantly scrutinize his commercial movies. 

I don't like the repetitiveness at all. It kills the mood to read further. Apart from that, this book is a fun light read. If you adore Dharma production movies or never miss an episode of Koffee with Karan, pick this book. On a very earnest note, you'll not discover something remarkable or life-modifying stuff. So don't get your expectations high. Read it if you want to get out of a reading slump; otherwise, leave it.

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