Talking about his book 'An unsuitable Boy' at a session, Johar said, "I hated the word 'Pansy' and I was called that as a child. 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 his parents were a big support system.

"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," said Johar.

Johar also spoke about the hard times his family faced.

"When my father had a few flop movies, we had to sell our jewellery and house. He was not invited for launch parties and it was terrible times," he said.

The director also spoke on rumours of a rough patch in his friendship with actor Shah Rukh Khan. He said, "Like every relationship, there have been ups and downs. However, Shah Rukh's family is part of my family."

According to the director, his best film was 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna', and the least favourite was 'Student Of The Year'.


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