New Delhi: From Satayajit Ray to R D Burman, and Kishore Kumar to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, celebrated lyricist-writer-film director Gulzar will recount his encounters with stalwarts of Indian cinema, artwork, and literature in his new e book slated to unlock in 2021, introduced publishing space Penguin Random House India on Thursday. Tentatively titled “Actually… I Met Them: A Memoir”, the e book shall be printed beneath the ‘Hamish Hamilton imprint’, they mentioned.
According to them, the e book will give readers a peek into the minds of legends like Bimal Roy, Ritwik Ghatak, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Mahasweta Devi, throughout the relied on lens of Gulzar, who will proportion reminiscences and stories of running with them. “Memories don’t dry up in reality. They stay floating someplace between the mindful and the unconscious thoughts. It’s an excellent feeling to swim there someday. Pick up a couple of bubbly moments and cherish them once more.
“I was fortunate to be born in the era of some of the greatest masters, and was lucky that I actually met them. I got a chance to work with a few. There were gurus, friends and colleagues among them,” mentioned the 86-year-old poet. Featuring uncommon pictures, the e book may also come with chapters on recent filmmakers, writers, poets, musicians, singers and actors.
We are assured ‘Actually… I Met Them’ shall be a deal with to Gulzar Saab’s massive and faithful fan base and a good looking creation for brand new Gulzar readers,” mentioned Meru Gokhale, Publisher of Penguin Press, Penguin Random House India.