After the success of a biopic on him - Sanju, Bollywood bad boy, actor Sanjay Dutt, is ready to open up and tell all in a memoir.
Taking time away from his hectic schedule, Sanjay will be writing an autobiography in 2019 in which he will reveal interesting stories that he “never had the chance to tell before”, sources close to the actor said.
“With this book, the reader will finally get to look into his soul. Finally, we will get to hear the fascinating stories about his youth, his Bollywood stint in the ‘80s and ‘90s, his experiences in prison, and his self-discovery, that have never been told before,” HarperCollins, which will be publishing the memoir, said.
The autobiography billed as "perhaps the biggest, most dramatic and honest star memoir to emerge out of Bollywood", will be published on his 60th birthday on July 29, 2019.
Commenting on the book, Dutt said, “I have had the fortune of living a remarkable life, full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows. There are so many interesting stories to tell that I’ve never had the chance to tell before. I am looking forward so much to sharing my memories and emotions with readers everywhere.”
What makes Sanjay Dutt’s journey an epic story, quite apart from his professional accomplishments, are the ebbs and flows that have characterised his life, the publishers said.
“He’s a star like no other, and what an extraordinary life he’s had! This is a memoir that is going to be told from the heart and will reveal a Sanjay Dutt that even his most ardent fans don’t know,” said Udayan Mitra, publisher (literary) of HarperCollins India.
A biopic on the controversial actor, titled Sanju and starring Ranbir Kapoor as Dutt, was recently released to rave reviews. The film has already amassed over Rs 250 crore at the box office.
(With inputs from agencies)