But it is not the actor-filmmaker’s personal biography, says author Christina Daniels
Actor-filmmaker and Satyamev Jayate host Aamir Khan‘s much-talked about biography I’ll Do It My Way finally released on June 24. It is authored by Bangalore-based writer, photographer and film critic Christina Daniels and brought into the market by Om Publishers. According to the author, the book is not a personal or cinematic biography of the Bollywood superstar, but a look at 21 landmark films of his including Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Dil, 1947 Earth, Dil Chahta Hai and Lagaan.
Christina worked on the book for three years, interviewing Aamir’s directors, producers and co-stars including Mansoor Khan, Aditya Bhattacharya, Asif Noor, Indra Kumar, Mahesh Bhatt, Dharmesh Darshan, Nandita Das, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Ronnie Screwvala, AR Murugadoss, Asin Thottumkal, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani. It was only after the writer was done with 80 percent of the draft that she met the actor and discussed the book with him. Apparently, Aamir was not impressed. And evidently, he has not endorsed the book and that explains the low-key release. In fact, Aamir had expressed the desire to write his autobiography sometime soon. We sure are waiting for that one.
Meanwhile, I’ll Do It My Way has been priced at Rs 495/-. We shall try and get our hands on it and let you know if it’s worth going in for!