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  1. Writing ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ was ‘cathartic’ for Karan Johar

Writing ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ was ‘cathartic’ for Karan Johar

Penning down his biography was therapeutic and cathartic for ace filmmaker Karan Johar.

By: | Jaipur | Updated: January 22, 2016 6:32 PM

Penning down his biography was therapeutic and cathartic for ace filmmaker Karan Johar.

“To me the entire process of this book, I don’t know how it will be received, was extremely cathartic and therapeutic experience,” he said.

This 43-year-old director-producer has always been a topic of curiosity in terms of his personal life and sexual orientation and as a reply to that, comes up his biography, ‘An Unsuitable Boy,’ released at the ninth edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday.

“I was effeminate as a child and I used to have sleepless nights over the fact that I am different from other children,” he said.

But Karan said his parents were a big support system to him to fight all these odds of being effeminate and fat.

“Even when I weighed 150 kg, my mother said I was the best looking child in the world and my father told me that once I lost a little puppy fat, I can be a hero in Hindi films,” he said.

Asked about portrayal of homosexuals in his movies, the film-maker said he was the first Bollywood director who discussed the issue in films.

“Whether it’s ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ or ‘Dostana,’ I discussed the issue in the mainstream. I received so many letters from youngsters saying that my movies helped their parents identify their sexuality. Now, there are so many films on LGBT and I am proud that I started it,” he said.

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