The Bollywood actresses are giving a cut-throat competition to singers, writers, fashion designers, architects, producers, and directors. On one hand, where superstars like Deepika, Anushka, Sonam are promoting their clothing line; other ones like Twinkle Khanna are trying their hands on writing.
Bollywood celebrities are just not restricting themselves to the acting line but trying to make a mark in other professions as well. In the recent Bollywood news, we saw a newcomer adding to the list of authors. We are talking about actor Soha Ali Khan who not only began a new chapter of motherhood but also that of an author. She recently launched her debut book named ‘The perils of being moderately famous’.Well, I haven’t read the book yet but the interesting title is making me want to read it soon.
Before the launch day, Soha had posted a picture with her cute daughter, Inaaya where she was posing reading her book. I am sure Soha must have a plethora of stories and tales of her starry life to share with all of us. Born to two legends and being the sister of a superstar, the 39- year-old actress has included chapters from childhood to college days to travelling. She has made sure to entertain us with not a movie but with her book this time. Published by Penguin Random house India, Soha’s memoir was unveiled in a star-studded event at hotel Taj Lands’ End in Mumbai.
Present on the occasion were, the legendary actress Sharmila Tagore, the Nawab -Saif Ali Khan, extremely gorgeous and talented, Kareena Kapoor Khan and the Golmal actor, Kunal Kemmu which happens to be Soha’s husband as well. On asking about the story behind the unusual and eye-catching title, Soha informed that she had written the title first and then put together a book which reflected this title. She liked the way certain words sound, the word ‘peril’ being one of them.
Saif while reading a chapter from her sister’s book told how most of the times Soha ends up facing questions in interviews about either Saif or Kareena and now the blue-eyed boy of B-town, Taimur.
Well, Bollywood entertainment news section needs some spice for TRP. Bollywood is a place where sometimes you’re struggling to exist, especially as an actor in a city like this, and belonging to a family like this where you have superstars all around you.
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What’s with the title, Soha?
She also spilled the bean on why she thought of using the word “moderately famous”. According to her, there was a certain national newspaper who rated Bollywood actors and actress from 1 to 50. In case of Soha, she was at number 15 for some time, then at 49 and later kicked off from the list. Also, for the most part of her life, she has been completely non-famous. Her only identity was a sibling to a superstar or a daughter of a famous celebrity.
As a History student, she divulged about how the idea came to write a book. The actress was skeptical even after she had started penning it. Being a History student, Soha was well-versed in reading but writing is a different story. She herself mentioned that there’s a great difference between being a good reader and a good writer.
Grown up in an illustrious and royal family, the writer told that she wasn’t keen to write fiction. She wasn’t sure if she could actually write 40k to 50 k words. She started with one chapter and sent it to the editor and we know what happened next!
The entire Pataudi clan was present at the book launch event to grace the occasion and support Soha. People were left in splits when the family members revealed some anecdotes of Soha’s life. Sister-in-law, Kareen Kapoor Khan said that she is completely in awe of Soha and feels she is the torch bearer of the family.
Well, a big day for Soha! We hope Soha’s new career choice makes her successful in this field! That’s all for today’s dose of Bollywood entertainment.
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