Noted author and filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee announced his latest book Sanjay Dutt – One Man, Many Lives. Published by Rupa Publishing, this book deals with entire journey of Sanjay Dutt and also gives an insight towards his inner world. After writing award winning biography Beyond the Dreamgirl on Bollywood legend Hema Malini, Ram Kamal picked on Sanjay Dutt as his subject.
“This is an unauthorised biography, and I was writing this book immediately after I released my book on Hema Malini,” informed the author. This hard cover edition is an analytical book on the journey of India’s first star kid who lived his life like a true rockstar. “I have met Sanju occasionally as a journalist at various events, and to be honest I don’t have any personal connection with him. But what intrigued me the most about him is that he was probably the most misunderstood star from our generation. I worked for almost two years on this. During my research I realised that behind the tough biceps and deadly eyes hides a child like soul, this book tries to tell that story,” he added.
After writing successful books like Diva Unveiled, Long Island Iced Tea, Beyond the Dreamgirl and Fitness Secrets of Bollywood Stars, this book has already created ripples in the world of biographies. Since there is already a book on Sanjay Dutt penned by former journalist Yaseer Usmaan, and there is news of Sanjay Dutt writing his own biography, where does this book stand
“This book is more of an analysis, a case study. I am not claiming to be Sanjay Dutt’s biographer, but through his life, I have captured the changing scenario of Bollywood. I have refrained from publishing heresay and gossips, most facts are supported by either his own interviews or facts published by reputed media. We are not trying to judge Sanjay, we are just telling you a story, uncensored,” said Ram Kamal.
The book has some rare images of Sanjay Dutt from the archives of Stardust. Being the former editor of Stardust magazine, his research materials are mostly from the magazine. “I am thankful to Mr Nari Hira for allowing me to access their 40-year-old archive. Without the resource this would be nearly impossible to execute,” said India’s first Power Brand film journalist and biographer.
The 190 page book comprises 13 elaborate chapters tracing his growth as a human being to an icon for other superstars from Bollywood. “Sanjay is an enigma. While writing this book I went through a seesaw of emotions. I fell in love with Sunil Duttji and Nargisji once again; how I wish every child had a father and mother like them. I realised the pain that Manyata had to go through behind the sheen and showbiz. I felt his pain while trying to prove his innocence to the world,” said Ram.
Recently we saw Rajkumar Hirani’s version of Sanju that blamed media for everything that happend in Sanjay Dutt’s life. “I don’t think that it was right to blame media for everything that has happened in his life, but I also agree that media went a bit over the top with Sanjay Dutt and his life. He was a soft target, and needless to say he was a political target too,” said Ram Kamal.
So will Sanjay Dutt endorse this book “Someone who is penning his own book will not endorse another, that’s obvious. But I am sure that if he reads the book he will not be disappointed. The book is vulnerable, just like the subject,” confessed Ram Kamal.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”