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Some people might get miffed after reading the memoir: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui talks about his much-awaited book, An Ordinary Life: A Memoir.

bollywood Updated: Oct 26, 2017 16:50 IST
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui says that he finds Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography really inspiring. (HT Photo )

“The publishing house felt I’ve had an interesting life,” says Nawazuddin Siddiqui, talking about the time he was approached by a publishing house to chronicle his journey in a book. The book is titled ‘An Ordinary Life: A Memoir’ and releases tomorrow (October 25). Nawazuddin says, “How I’ve come from a village and made it in the industry on my own, the journey fascinated them. So that’s when I agreed to pen down my journey.”

The memoir took about a year and half to be completed. Ask the actor if he was ever apprehensive about opening up on his life and going into detail about his personal life, relationships and one-night stands, he says, “I feel it’s important to write the truth or else it is better not to write at all.

Some people might get miffed after reading the book, because I’ve mentioned names in it. Ho sakta hai meri pitai vitai bhi ho (Maybe, I will get beaten up). But I’ve mentioned only what has actually happened.”

Nawazuddin adds that most aspects of his life have been covered in the memoir. “Right from my early days and my struggling phase to the point my life changed. The frustration and depression I went through, the opportunities I received, the amount of hard work I put in work, and even the mistakes I made in life, everything is chronicled in the book,” he says.

Talking about biographies or memoirs that have encouraged him, the Raees actor says, “I’ve read many autobiographies and biographies of various personalities so far, but I have found Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography really inspiring.” The actor, who was last seen in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, will next be starring in Manto.

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First Published: Oct 26, 2017 16:50 IST