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
Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday
KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.
According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.
President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.
As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.
Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.Follow @gorkhapost