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.

An­jali Lama

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