While most industry insiders divulge private details to the media, a few select celebrities have chosen to go a step further and publish full-fledged writings on the happenings in their personal as well as professional lives. From Priyanka Chopra Jonas' memoir, Unfinished, to Karan Johar's biography, An Unsuitable Boy, the who's who of B-town have penned down their struggles, triumphs, and arduous journey to stardom.
Offering us a sneak peek into their glamorous lives, these personalities have also made some controversial confessions in their books that have taken the audience by complete surprise! Cosmo did some digging and pulled out some of the juiciest revelations made by your favourite stars, perfectly hidden amidst the multiple pages of their biographies. Get ready to be shell-shocked...
In his biography Cracking The Code: My Journey To Bollywood—which he co-wrote with his wife Tahira Kashyap—the actor opened up about his initial experience of fame. Khurrana revealed that the fandom post the success of Vicky Donor made it difficult for him to strike a balance between his personal and professional life. In fact, during one function, while he was being photographed, he reportedly let go of his wife's hand and went ahead to greet the press. It was only after 20 minutes that he realised Tahira wasn't by his side. He then went back to find her with tears in her eyes.
Director and producer Karan Johar's biography, An Unsuitable Boy, touched upon several unknown secrets about his life. But the most shocking one of those was the fact that he lost his virginity at the age of 26 in New York, post Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Describing the experience as "nerve-wracking", he admits that he paid for the sex. He wrote, "It just seemed a bit stupid; it seemed fake because obviously the person assigned to please you is going to please you artificially."
In his biography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored, the late actor admits to have bought an award for his film Bobby. The actor went on to reveal that he felt quite disappointed in himself, and that Taraknath Gandhi had told him to hand over thirty thousand rupees and claim the award. He added that though he is not one who can be easily manipulated, his impulsive nature made him do the deed.
In his memoir, An Ordinary Life, the actor divulged details about a one night stand with a waitress in New York. He wrote: "Those years between 2006 and 2010 were pretty incredible too. The industry had begun to notice me… Strangely, the West was kinder to me first, both in terms of love and work… I was at a cafe once with my friend in New York City’s Soho area. The stunning waitress kept staring at me… 'You? You are an actor?’ she asked a rhetorical question. 'Yes!' I replied. ‘Which film of mine did you see? Gangs of Wasseypur?' She squinted, trying to remember, 'No, no,' she said. 'Another film!' After a few moments, she responded: 'Lunchbox!' We got talking and let’s just say what happens in New York stays in New York…"
From being asked to get a boob job to being asked to strip to her skin for a song, Priyanka Chopra revealed *a lot* in her memoir, Unfinished. Recounting an instance, she said, "After a few minutes of small talk, the director/producer told me to stand up and twirl for him. I did. He stared at me long and hard, assessing me, and then suggested that I get a boob job, fix my jaw, and a little more cushioning to my butt." In another hilarious incident, the actor was compelled to hide her boyfriend in her closet as she say her aunt entering the house! She said, "One day Bob and I were sitting on the couch watching television, innocently holding hands, when suddenly, outside the window on the sidewalk below, I saw my aunt making her way up the stairs. I panicked. It was 2 in the afternoon and not her usual time to return. There was no way Bob could go outside the house and he and I ran to my room and I shoved him into my closet."
Soha Ali Khan
Elucidating the pros and cons of being a star kid, Soha Ali Khan's The Perils of Being Moderately Famous takes you through some of the most poignant moments of Soha's life—from growing up as a modern-day princess and her days at Balliol College to life as a celebrity in the times of social media culture and finding love. The actor also reveals the behind-the-scenes happenings at the Kapoor-Khan household, the story of Saifeena's first baby, and her rollercoaster of a love story with Kunal Kemmu.
In his memoir, And Then One Day, Shah revealed that he got married at the age of 20 to a woman named Parveen Murad, who was fifteen years older to him. After one year of marriage they had a daughter named Heeba, however, Naseer soon parted ways with his wife and child and went on to pursue his dreams at the National School of Drama in Delhi. It is believed that his daughter eventually left for London and he didn't get to see her for nearly twelve years.
Most of us are aware about the cold war between veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha. In his biography, Sinha has gone on to pose some seriously allegations against Bachchan, recalling incidents that fueled the fire of their sour relationship.