On Wednesday, Amitabh Bachchan's dearest daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda unveiled her debut book as an author to Paradise Towers, at Worli, Mumbai. To support her, Shweta's best friend, Karan Johar was present at the event.
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Amitabh Bachchan couldn't stop praising his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda at the book launch held in Worli, Mumbai.
The event was hosted by producer-filmmaker Karan Johar with parents Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan launching the book. Big B also read an excerpt from the book and critic-author Raja Sen talked to Shweta about the book.
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan with for the paparazzi during the book launch event held in Worli, Mumbai.
Paradise Towers is a heart-warming slice-of-life novel set in an apartment building in Mumbai. "The idea for 'Paradise Towers' came to me one morning on waking up. This is not unnatural for me. I come from a family of storytellers. As children, we were encouraged to write and read and our imaginations were given a free reign," Shweta said in an interview with IANS.
"The concept of a book and the actual writing of it are two very different things. Writing this story down was daunting. Lots of second-guessing and labouring over words made up the process." The budding author further added.
I am excited to have my first book published but I am also anxious to know what the readers think of the microcosm that is 'Paradise Towers', and I hope they would come to be as invested in the lives of its inhabitants as I have come to be," Shweta Bachchan Nanda continued.
Also, HarperCollins India announced that it has acquired the Indian subcontinent rights for Paradise Towers. The acquisition includes a second work of fiction, due to be published in 2020. The two books were acquired by Shreya Punj, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins India.
"Shweta's book is one that I'm especially thrilled about. It's the kind of debut that will mark her presence as an original voice in the world of Indian fiction. Paradise Towers is a great novel with well-etched characters who are very relatable and a superbly crafted plot that has love, mystery, drama and all the ingredients of a fantastic summer read. I'm sure the readers will love it as much as we do," said Punj.
Kunal Kapoor and wife Naina Bachchan were spotted at the book launch event held in Worli, Mumbai. The actor opted for a black bomber jacket, paired with blue denim and retro sunglasses. Naina donned a grey t-shirt, paired with black denim and nude coloured stilettos.
Maheep Kapoor, wife of Sanjay Kapoor was spotted with a friend Anu Dewan at the book launch event of Shweta Bachchan Nanda's debut novel, Paradise Towers, held in Worli, Mumbai.
Shabana Azmi was spotted at the book launch event of Shweta Bachchan Nanda's debut novel, Paradise Towers, held in Worli, Mumbai.
Tina Ambani was spotted at the book launch event of Shweta Bachchan Nanda's debut novel, Paradise Towers, held in Worli, Mumbai.
Bollywood director, Zoya Akhtar was spotted at the book launch event of Shweta Bachchan Nanda's debut novel, Paradise Towers, held in Worli, Mumbai.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda released her debut novel - The Paradise Towers in Mumbai, on Wednesday, October 10, just a day before papa Amitabh Bachchan's birthday.
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