Released in January 2017, An Unsuitable Boy, the autobiography of Baahubali’s Hindi presenter Karan Johar, went on to become a bestseller in no time. Karan made some startling revelations about his personal, professional and family lives.
In one of the chapters about his family’s rise to fame, Karan wrote that his father and his father’s side relatives were Halwais (sweet-makers). Karan wrote that his father was the only member in his family who was somewhat educated so he got to sit at the sales counter. Later, he quit the job and stepped into Bollywood and reigned as a producer.
In actuality, Karan’s eldest uncle, Ved Prakash Johar, was a journalism graduate from Columbia University in New York and joined the IAS. One of his other uncles served in the Indian Army and his aunt, a college pass out, was a teacher.
Apparently, only one of Karan’s uncles was a sweet-maker and he ran a famous sweet shop and restaurant called Nanking in Delhi’s posh Connaught Place.
Now, Karan’s cousins are alleging that Karan had distorted the facts to script a ‘rags to riches’ story and they are reportedly considering suing Karan Johar and the book’s publisher for slandering the entire family and distorting the facts.