Krishna – The God who lived as Man is a trans-creation of Kajal Vaidya Oza’s Krishnaayan in Gujarati. It is my first at outside of cinema and there are too many miracles associated with it to be passed off as co-incidences. Lord Krishna is the eighth child of his parents; I am the eighth of my parents. It is my eighth book and it was published in 2008 and these are sufficient reasons to justify why the book occupies a special place in my heart and will continue to do so for ever.
A decade ago I was heading a film portal focused on Amitabh Bachchan and was compiling credits and trivia of all his films. A chance meeting with Neville Tulli of Osians was the beginning of a magnificent book Bachchanalia (2009) published a decade after my first The Legend on the actor in 1999. Bachchanalia is a celebration of an actor’s extra-ordinary body of work spanning 4 decades and 100 plus films.
My tenth book and third book on Bachchan Amitabh Lexicon (2011) is a compilation of selective words from the alphabets of the English language associated with different scenes from the actor’s body of work – scenes where he made you cry, laugh and all shook up. Like he says in his film Namak Halaal “Lo karlo baat…aaree English to aisi aave hain ke I can leave angrez behind…I can talk English, I can walk English, and I can laugh English…”
To be continued…