NEW DELHI — Bollywood filmmaker, director and chat show host, Karan Johar, has released his autobiography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ on Tuesday on which he has revealed his sexual orientation, relationships, intimate details of his life and his journey to Bollywood etc.
Karan’s best friend Shah Rukh Khan was present to launch the biography. The event also attended by Karan’s mentees, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra, however,the two walked in seconds apart. Ayan Mukherjee, Shakun Batra, Suchitra Pillai, Punit Malhotra, and Gauri Khan were also present at the event.
Co-authored by Poonam Saxena, the book captures details from Karan’s life, starting right from his childhood to his entry into the film industry with a blockbuster of a debut.
From talking about his childhood and growing up years, initiation into the film industry, experiences with moviemaking and helming Dharma Productions, relationship with friends like Shah Rukh Khan, Aditya Chopra and Kajol, and of course, the subject of his sexual orientation and the success of Koffee With Karan, Karan has said it all in his book.
While talking about his sexual orientation, Karan has never uttered those three words but he has been so vocal about his sexual orientation right from the beginning. “People judge my sexuality because they think they own me, since I am in their living room every day as a TV personality,” he said.
Stating the special bonding with Shah Rukh Khan, Karan says, “I found SRK very animated and real when I met him for the first time,” Karan replied. Karan and his father, Yash Johar, had gone to meet Shah Rukh to discuss casting him in Duplicate. “How SRK respected my father meant the world to me.”
“My love for Shah Rukh and his family has been constant and consistent,” said Karan.
While talking about relationship with once good friend Kajol, Karan says, “I don’t want to say anything more [about her].” “Chapters end. Relationships end.”
“In relationships, there are ups and downs… there are turbulent times. But I have to say the soul and the heart I have found within the fraternity of the industry is amazing,” the 44-year-old director said.Follow @gorkhapost
Over 1,400 children at risk
JAJARKOT — More than 1,400 children are living in vulnerable situation in Jajarkot, a data reveals.
Women and Children Office, Jajarkot made public the data collected from seven local levels of the district on Monday.
Girl children are found more vulnerable than the boys in the district.
In-charge of Women and Children Office, Shakuntala Acharya shared that 674 male children and 695 girl children have been surviving in vulnerable condition.
Though a large number of children have passed through a wretched condition, the local government is turning deaf to the problem.
The children at-risk are defined to be orphan, street children and those having poor economic condition of family.
There is high chance that the number of children at risk can go up as data collection is yet to be done in all wards, shared the Women and Children Office.
Some 34 children were rescued this year, the office source added.
Various stakeholders have accused the local government of not allocating any budget for education, food and shelter targeting vulnerable children in the district.Follow @gorkhapost