Sex, Stardom, & Scandal: 5 Celebrities Who Were Brutally Honest In Their Memoirs

Sex, Stardom, & Scandal: 5 Celebrities Who Were Brutally Honest In Their Memoirs

There is a solid reason why B-Town is called maya nagari and why we can never get enough of it. We can love it and hate it but we can never ignore it. The industry is full of secrets and surprises that when revealed, blow our minds. Yes, gossip and tabloids are fun at times but nothing beats the satisfaction when the stars spill the juicy bits themselves. And the best place for them to make the biggest revelations of their lives and careers? Their memoirs and autobiographies!

Celebrities' memoirs have given us quite an intimate glimpse into their lives. I mean, how else were we ever supposed to know the affairs the biggest showman of the industry had. TMI, right? But that’s what we get when the celebs decide to get raw with their fans.

5 Celebrities Who Did Not Hold Back In Their Memoirs

Get ready for some brow-raising and unfiltered confessions by celebs that you wouldn't have thought of otherwise! Here are some other shocking revelations in celebrity memoirs that stunned their fans.

Cracking the Code by Ayushmann Khurrana


Tahira Kashyap and Ayushmann Khurrana’s favourite spot to hook up was in the theatres while watching SRK’s movies. How do we know that? Because Shah Rukh Khan revealed it himself after reading about it in Tahira’s upcoming book - The 12 Commandments of Being A Woman.

But, while the talented wifey was spilling the beans, hubby Ayushmann wasn’t far behind. In his memoir Cracking the Code, the unconventional actor revealed that he was offered a three-year contract with Balaji Telefilms. However, he refused to get into the hardcore television industry and headed towards the silver screen. What’s shocking was the revelation that Ekta Kapoor was so furious with his rejection that she “smashed her mobile by hurling it at the executive producer’s face.”

An Ordinary Life by Nawazuddin Siddiqui


We doubt Mr. Siddiqui's life was as ordinary as the title suggests. The memoir of Nawazuddin Siddiqui was so controversial that he had to ultimately withdraw it. Not only was he raw and real about his infidelity and extramarital affairs, he even mentioned the women he was having affairs with! However, the person in question, his Miss Lovely co-star, Niharika Singh, did not take the elaborated details of the affair kindly.

“Nawaz and I had a brief relationship in 2009 during the making of Miss Lovely that lasted less than a few months. So today, when he paints me as a woman in fur enticing him into her bedroom with candles, or desperately calling him and mailing other women on his behalf, I can only laugh. He obviously wants to sell his book and it would appear that he is willing to exploit and disrespect a woman just to do so,” Niharika said in a statement.

An Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar


An Unsuitable Boy took over the media by storm and left the readers jaw-dropped and stunned for the longest. You might think we are exaggerating but we are not. It is one of the most candid and unfiltered memoirs by a celebrity there can ever be. 

Karan Johar talked about his sexual orientation openly and no, he did not directly say the three words. But his revelation was enough for the readers to understand his sentiments. He wrote, "Everybody knows what my sexual orientation is. I don't need to scream it out. I won't only because I live in a country where I could possibly be jailed for saying this.” 

Karan did not pause just there and even shared his first sexual encounter. It was sometime after the success of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and, he paid for it - literally.

Karan was also quite candid about his relationships with his friends. He addressed the dirty rumors surrounding him and SRK and called him a father figure and brother. He even spoke about how his friendship with Kareena Kapoor Khan turned sour when she demanded the same fees as SRK for Kal Ho Na Ho. He finds that stupid now but also, more power to you Bebo - #GUTSSSS!

Talking about friendships, one of the most heart-wrenching revelations was his fallout with Kajol. He blatantly confessed to breaking all ties with his old friend because of a tweet! KJo wrote, "She was the one who mattered to me but now it's over. I wouldn't like 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." He added, "I can't even say that I was hurt or pained by it. I just wanted to blank it out. When she reacted to the whole situation and put out a tweet saying, 'Shocked!' that's when I knew it was completely over for me."

Khullam Khulla by Rishi Kapoor


Rishi Kapoor’s autobiography Khullam Khulla gives a shocking insight not into his but his father’s life! The Showman Raj Kapoor, in Late Rishi Kapoor’s own words, was unfaithful to his wife. Rishi Kapoor even recalled a moment when he and his mother left the house and lived separately. 

“I was very young when my father had an affair with Nargis ji, and so was not affected by it. I don’t remember feeling anything was amiss at home either. But I do remember moving into the Natraj Hotel on Marine Drive with my mom during the time Papa was involved with Vyjayanthimala. My mother had decided to put her foot down this time. From the hotel, we shifted for two months into an apartment in Chitrakoot. My father had bought the apartment for Mom and us. He did all he could to woo her back, but my mother wouldn’t give in until he had ended that chapter of his life,” he wrote. No wonder Mr. Kapoor remains one of the boldest stars of all time to reveal such intimate details.

The Substance & The Shadow by Dilip Kumar


Many of you might not know this but Anarkali and Saleem aka the legendary Madhubala and Dilip Kumar were actually in love in real life. Dilip Kumar opened up about his affair with one of the finest actresses of all time, their break up, and also his marriage to Saira Banu. Clearing the air, his fans finally learned after decades that it was not Madhubala’s father who was to be held responsible for their breakup. 

Wow!! Those confessions simply blew our minds. Undoubtedly, Bollywood is all about entertainment, be it on reel or real! Which of these revelations shocked you the most?

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