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From film sets to book readings, author Nikita Deshpande wrote herself a book

Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
Oct 13, 2016 01:48 PM IST

How she got the contract to write the book is an interesting story herself.

They say when passion calls, we all come running. This is what happened with Nikita Deshpande. The 27-year-old assistant director who has turned an author with her debut book, It Must’ve Been Something He Wrote.

Assistant director Nikita Deshpande’s debut book It Must’ve Been Something He Wrote is a light rom-com.
Assistant director Nikita Deshpande’s debut book It Must’ve Been Something He Wrote is a light rom-com.

“I started writing random stories on mails, which I wuold mail to myself. Oblivious to the fact that someday, it would turn out to be a book,” she says.

How she got the contract to write the book is an interesting story herself. “I have been an assistant director since years now, but I loved to write and was hungry to do something. So a friend told me about a competition, where I was supposed to submit my manuscript. The selected manuscripts were to turn out to be a published book. So I participated, and here I am,” says Deshpande, whose book published by Hachette India is set in Delhi NCR, a city, she finds “interesting”.

Nikita Deshpande’s It Must’ve Been Something He Wrote, from Hachette India, is set in Delhi NCR.
Nikita Deshpande’s It Must’ve Been Something He Wrote, from Hachette India, is set in Delhi NCR.

She is happy with the response she has got from the readers for her rom-com. And she feels rom-com is what her other books would be. “It all actually started when I went for two book readings in 2013. One of them was by a newbie; she had almost 25 people at her reading. The book was an intelligent one so I expected many more to come. Then I went to another male novelist’s reading and there were almost 200-300 women. The idea of the book was fun and I realised that I wanted to write a rom-com, too. I will continue writing in the genre because that’s what I relate to the most,” she says.

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