Shweta Bachchan-Nanda to launch debut novel in October
Noida April 13 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan s daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nandas debut novel "Paradise Towers" a heart-warming slice-of-life novel set in an apartment building in Mumbai will have a multi city launch in October.
"The idea for Paradise Towers came to me one morning on waking up. This is not unnatural for me. I come from a family of storytellers. As children we were encouraged to write and read and our imaginations were given a free reign " Shweta said in a statement.
"The concept of a book and the actual writing of it are two very different things. Writing this story down was daunting. Lots of second guessing and labouring over words made up the process. I am excited to have my first book published but I am also anxious to know what the readers think of the microcosm that is Paradise Towers and I hope they would come to be as invested in the lives of its inhabitants as I have come to be " she added.
Also HarperCollins India announced that it has acquired the Indian subcontinent rights for "Paradise Towers". The acquisition includes a second work of fiction due to be published in 2020.
The two books were acquired by Shreya Punj Assistant Editor HarperCollins India.
"Shweta s book is one that I m especially thrilled about. It s the kind of debut that will mark her presence as an original voice in the world of Indian fiction.
" Paradise Towers is a great novel with well-etched characters who are very relatable and a superbly crafted plot that has love mystery drama and all the ingredients of a fantastic summer read. I m sure the readers will love it as much as we do " said Punj.
It is said the entire Bachchan family will join Shweta for the launch.