Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be launching his filmmaker-friend Karan Johar’s autobiography “An Unsuitable Boy” on Monday.
The book is in news over Johar’s revelations about his fallout with close friend Kajol, his ups and downs with Shah Rukh and how his cinema is often labelled elitist.
Kajol was the lead in the director’s debut film “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”. They later went on to work in “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” and “My Name Is Khan”. Johar considered her his lucky charm with the actress making an appearance in most of his films prior to “Ae Dil…”
Johar says he never had a problem with Kajol but he did not exactly share a good equation with her husband.
“The problem was actually never between her and me. It was between her husband and me, something which only she knows about, he knows about, and I know about. I want to keep it at that. I don’t really want to say what transpired. But I did feel that she needed to apologize for something she didn’t do.”
The director says the end of his friendship still hurts him and it bothers him that he and Kajol share common friends.
“I wouldn’t want to give a piece of myself to her at all because she’s killed every bit of emotion I had for her for twenty-five years. I don’t think she deserves me. I feel nothing for her anymore…”
Shah Rukh will launch the book at a suburban hotel here. The book has been co-authored by Poonam Saxena.
In the book, Johar, 44, has also spoken at length about his life growing up in south Mumbai’s film family, his initial hesitation about joining the industry and his close friendships.
(With PTI inputs)