Naseeruddin Shah wants to write tell-all book on Bollywood

Monday, May 23, 2016,13:27 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Naseeruddin Shah’s memoir And Then One Day gives an account of his life till the age of 32, but the actor says he has no plans to write a continuation of his story and would rather bring out a book on Bollywood.

Published in 2014, Shah’s biography spans his extraordinary journey from a feudal hamlet near Meerut, to Catholic schools in Nainital and Ajmer and finally to stage and film stardom in Mumbai. Asked whether he would write a part two, Shah said, That was to whet the readers appetite.

I think I have said all that I had to say. Going beyond this point would mean talking about my marriage, children. I don’t feel like doing that. Nor do I feel like talking about movies one after another. It would be very boring. So, I dropped the idea of writing a part two.

The 66-year-old A Wednesday actor says he has been wanting to write about the Hindi film industry for a long time as he feels the need to expose the unreal place.

There is a lot of stuff I want to say about this industry of ours. It is a completely unreal place. These stories have to be told and I will tell them but I won’t lay anything on the line, I won’t stick my neck out, he says.