The Boy Tales
THIS MONTH witnessed the most awaited, delayed and much talked about book launch of Karan Johar’s An Unsuitable Boy. Penned by Poonam Saxena, the book has already become a best seller and is inspiring and criticising people within B-town and outside it in equal measure. The launch had Shobhaa De and Karan Johar sitting on a couch, much like the latter’s talk show, and discussing some humorous instances, from Karan being asked pointedly about being a homosexual at an airport to the most emotional aspiration of him becoming a father soon. The book launch wouldn’t have been complete without Karan’s dear friend Shah Rukh Khan, who expressed his dissatisfaction with the title and argued that it should have been A Good Boy as Karan was the only boy who would sit with his mother and watch teleshopping, or An Intelligent Boy owing to Karan’s great emotional acumen, or A Sensitive Boy, as Karan could comprehend what was actually going inside a person’s mind. The superstar even went on to say that Karan was the most beautiful boy he had ever seen in his life. Also, rather modestly, SRK said he felt that he had arrived in the industry now, considering Karan has given him an entire chapter in the book. SRK and Karan have really set the bar high with their ‘bromance’ and we hope they continue to awe us.