Karan Johar‘s recently released biography, An Unsuitable Boy was as candid as possible. Very smartly without saying he has revealed almost everything about himself in the book. New York Times magazine has applauded Karan for his bold and unapologetic attitude and paid a tribute to him in their latest issue. They quote, “One recent night in Mumbai I found myself at a small part at Mr Johar’s house.
Agroup of stars had gathered on a balcony, overlooking the liquid darkness of sea and city lights. I had just finished Mr Johar’s book. Its last line is ‘Death does not scare me, life sometimes does.’”
They further talk about Karan Johar and about him being lonely even when he is around group of famous friends and celebs. They write, “As I watched the producer among his friends, now a star lovingly nurtured, now a hero, aging but handsome, I became acutely aware of his solitude.
He is of that generation that came of sexual age maybe five or 10 years before the freedoms of this recent time burst upon us. That meant that Mr Johar, though he has tried actively to find love – even , as he writes in his memoir, resorting to an agency that deals exclusively with the ultra rich and famous – faces the prospect of growing old alone. It’s a theme he returns to again and again in the book, as does his desire to have children. I hope he does.”
They also talked about Karan Johar and the way he has explored gay factor in his films be it Dostana, Bombay Talkies or Kapoor & Sons. The magazine further says, quoting Karan Johar that it was very difficult for him to get an actor on board to portray the gay character, until Fawad Khan came on board.
The magazine concludes, “Mr Johar may not have uttered the three words but his life and work are a portrait in courage. One wants him not merely to be brave but happy, and needless to say, gay.”