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  • Written by: Karan Johar
  • Narrated by: Gaurav Sajjanhar
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (272 ratings)

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An Unsuitable Boy

Written by: Karan Johar
Narrated by: Gaurav Sajjanhar
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Publisher's Summary

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, actor, and discoverer of new talent. 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 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 filmmaker at the peak of his powers and of an equally extraordinary human being who shows you how to survive and succeed in life. 

©2017 Karan Johar (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Suitable book for all avid readers

Emotional book well written and well narrated. The content the grammar the drama was also really appealing .

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Quite Some Learning

Now we know KJo and other people of the industry better. The chemistry between the Bollywood Biggies sounds fun and we get to learn, how the industry runs.

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it's great book same like Karan johar movie

Loved it. Narrator was so good, I have completed the book so quickly. It's my first autobiography which read. Go for it, it's worth it

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the voice

it's more like he said , she said in monotonous way.
wish there were more thoughts into his personal life as what he wants in terms of relationship

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Candor

His voice would have made a difference, though the narrator did his best. Appreciate the candor in his storytelling.

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Ruined expectation

I found autobiography was a self obsessed one, so much of own praise. I was expecting it to be a chat patta experience but it wasn't. My one extra ⭐ is only due to its last chapters that can connect to common people feeling and experience.

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Candid monologue

It's a candid monologue of a creative person who struggled with his capabilities. The journey of discovery of his abilities and success has jotted down very well by Karan Johar, the narration is as good as listening to him. Gaurav Sajjanhar has imitated his tone very well.
It's good to know the thinking process of a creative person and his views on different situations in his life.
I didn't like him much before reading this book, but now I admire him for his openness.

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Before you judge him, read this book

Brilliant dive into the reality of KJo.
Beautifully structured & very motivational unintentionally. I am glad I read this at the right time in my life. MUST READ!

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An interesting journey of a filmmaker

When I started this book, I was expecting a pompous Sobo rich brat narrate his biopic. But through the chapters, specially the ones with the troubled childhood made the book very relatable. Just realised that you have been highly misinterpreted and after this book, have developed A newfound respect for you Karan johar, for being you, for the choices you have made, for the times you have stood up, for your friendships and loyalties, for your love for family and films, for your 6th sense about films..all of it, happy to have read this book.

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An unconditional path!!

I too, had a bad perception about this person, but after reading this book my perception has completely changed. Actually this man is very humble, simple and practical at heart. Generally, people argue that rich man can't understand hardships, deprivation and poverty of poor people. This man, however, have proved it wrong. Indeed, people like him is very rare who could bring smile to people's face, although It's momentous, but he could do that. People, quite often blame him that he only bring superficial, fantasy and hallow happiness on the screen that doesn't exist on the ground, but they neglect the fact that at least his movies provide a movement when audience reflect upon their life, and dreams to become someone special in this universe. and the kids moral lessons and family bonding his story offer is really incredible ❤️.

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