Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a simple man who enjoys writing. But never did I imagine in my life that I would actually give it a serious thought. As an actor, I got involved in the creation of the visual magic called Movies. It opened other avenues to express my self, and needless to say, writing scripts became one of my favorites. I started with writing scripts for short film, many of which saw the light of the day, many did not, some even got acclaimed in international film festivals. Eventually I tried my hands at full length feature scripts. Though, none of them did see the light of the day due to the lack of finance, they were appreciated by everyone who got a glimpse of them. With the pandemic and lockdown all over the world, I decided to let them see the light and converted one of my scripts to a book. And I hope to follow with all the other scripts that I have conceived or written.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest Book is Courier Service.
The book was originally conceived as a script for a Bollywood movie and was inspired by the movies directed by the likes of Priyadarshan and Rohit Shetty.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I will not be able to say if it is unusual or not, but I mostly prefer writing from morning till the afternoon. On rare occasions, when there is a pang to write, I do write in other times of the day depending upon when the pang comes, but the are rare.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
This is a tough one, as there are too many to be listed simply. I love for reading stretches from Shakespeare to Sydney Sheldon, from Pride and Prejudice to Artemis Fowl. So it is hard for me to exactly say what has influenced me. Yes, but now that I think of it, The Alchemist and The Door in The Wall are two books that I have read over and over, When ever I felt a bit down or depressed.
What are you working on now?
I am planning to start converting another of my scripts to book. All that I would like to say or share at the moment is that it is a horror thriller.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am still to find out.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just be your self and write what you feel, not what people tell you to write.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Listen to your Heart. It is the beat and the worst advice that I ever heard and chose to follow.
What are you reading now?
I am on the second run of Artemis Fowl, Arctic incident.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I just started, so I intend to continue on this path for a while now. But even if I am not able to put out my stories or books as frequently for some reason, I intend to keep the ball rolling.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Door in the Wall.
In Conversations with God. (all of them)
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