‘An Unsuitable Boy’ Karan Johar is probably the most famous non-actor celebrity from Bollywood. Known for his quirky sense of fashion and witty sense of humour, Karan Johar is loved by all. He is not only famous for his films that defined love for us but also for his show Koffee with Karan where he and his guests are mostly hit by one controversy or the other. It will not be an exaggeration to say that Karan Johar’s romance is the benchmark for all desi romantics for now and forever. But we can tell from his movies that there exists a deep emotional Karan Johar beneath his happy-go-lucky persona.
Here is our pick of some of the most beautiful and emotional words picked from Karan Johar’s book ‘An Unsuitable Boy’.
‘I was always intense as a child. I was a good listener, which is why I became a good friend to many. Being an only child you kind of develop that quality; you start caring about other people’s lives a lot because you don’t have a sense of extended family.’
‘When you have a sense of low self-esteem, and when you achieve success, there’s relief more than arrogance.’
‘My father is my conscience, my father is my strength, my father is my support, and my father is my hero. I don’t say it often enough to you, Dad, but what better than this global platform to say, I love you. I love you very, very, very much. And I wish I could love you as much as you love me, but I don’t think I’m capable of such unconditional love. I love you. You are my world. And then Amit uncle, who was there, said: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I think whatever needed to be said about Mr Yash Johar, his son Karan has very ably done.’
‘To love someone is such a feeling of power, because even if you don’t get that love back, you still have it. It could be a weakness, it could be strength. It’s how you look at it. I look at the love I had as a source of great strength.’
‘I am a product of Indian cinema; I've grown up watching Indian films ever since I can remember. And song and dance is part of our lives; it's part of our culture; we wake up to songs, we sleep to lullabies, you know, we celebrate every religious and traditional function with music.’
‘I want to walk the red carpet at the Oscars. I am in awe of the ceremony, and winning an Oscar would be the most magical moment of my life. I want to make that speech and hold that trophy and say, 'This is for you, India.' That's the line I have rehearsed for God knows how long. But that has to be for a Hindi language film.’
‘Never to say goodbye because it kills the hope of meeting again.’
Karan Johar will always be our favourite no matter how ‘unsuitable’ he thinks he is. You are our perfect fit.