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6 Celebrity Autobiographies That Should Be On Your Reading List

Priyanka Chopra Jonas' autobiography titled “Unfinished”
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With the pandemic in full play, celebrities took to working on stuff that made them happy. They took up interesting projects, hung out with family, cooked food together and just took a breath and calmed down. Take Priyanka Chopra Jonas, for example. Chopra Jonas is one of the most inspiring women of her generation. She has battled race, gender and nationality to get to where she is today and the actress finally took time off and sat down to write about her life in an autobiography titled “Unfinished”. In her book, Chopra described the highs and lows of her career, including a story of how a director misbehaved with her. “I am standing right next to him, like behind him. He is sitting on his chair in a really entitled way, and then he takes the phone and goes, ‘Listen, people are going to come into the movies to watch her when she shows her panties. So it needs to be really short, so I can see her panties. You know those people sitting in the front? They should be able to see her panties.’ He said it four times and it is not even pretty in Hindi. It is worse. And I am 18-19 years old and I had shot two days for that movie, I remember,” Chopra wrote in her memoir.

Here are 6 other autobiographies you have to read:

1. Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life Of An Actor 

 

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This autobiography by Kabir Bedi was, in fact, launched by Priyanka Chopra Jonas. In this book, Bedi talks about his failed relationship with Protima Bedi with whom he had an “open marriage” and his much-publicised relationship with the iconic Parveen Babi who believed in “sexual fidelity”, according to the veteran actor.

2. An Unsuitable Boy

 

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One of Bollywood’s premier directors and producers, Karan Johar has always found his name in the papers. This 2017 book chronicles his life story and reveals some shocking details. “Everybody knows what my sexual orientation is. I don’t need to scream it out. If I need to spell it out, I won’t only because I live in a country where I could possibly be jailed for saying this. Which is why I Karan Johar will not say the three words that possibly everybody knows about me,” Johar has written in his book.

3. Mrs Funnybones

 

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Sometime in the past two years or so, Twinkle Khanna stepped out from under the shadow of her superstar husband, Akshay Kumar, and showed the entire world just how cool and funny she is. She has written numerous columns and her tweets are to die for and if you love those, you should definitely pick up this book.

4. Romancing with life

 

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This memoir by Dev Anand has a high rating of 3.8/5 on Goodreads and that should tell you how amazing it is. Anand was one of Bollywood’s best actors during its golden age and was the ultimate romantic hero. It was said that Anand was requested to not show up in a tuxedo in public because women would go into hysterics. Then, of course, there was his love for Zeenat Aman which he also chronicles in the book.

5. Close to the Bone: A Memoir

 

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For the longest time, everyone saw Lisa Ray as just another beautiful woman in Bollywood but it was only after she opened up about her battle with cancer that people began to notice the many shades she embodied. Close to the Bone is a heartbreaking book that speaks about the many trials she went through but it is also empowering because she rose victorious in the end.

6. Anusual: Memoir of a Girl Who Came Back from the Dead

 

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Anu Aggarwal will always remain one of Bollywood’s deepest mysteries. This dusky girl rose to fame as an international model and then became an overnight star in India with Aashiqui but gave it all up to join an ashram. There, she partook in some mysterious sexual endeavours and on coming back to Bombay, was involved in a car crash that put her in a coma for 29 days. How she survived is truly a mystery.

 

[Image Credit: Priyanka Chopra]

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