A FREEWHEELING CONVERSATION BETWEEN JAVED AKHTAR AND NASREEN MUNNI KABIR, THE BOOK PROVIDES FASCINATING INSIGHTS INTO THE LIFE AND MIND OF A MAN WHOSE WORK CONTINUES TO TOUCH MILLIONS.
Akhtar speaks with refreshing honesty about the ups and downs of his extraordinary life—from his early childhood in Lucknow to his struggles in the sixties as an aspiring writer trying to break into the film industry, to his later years as husband, father, and hugely successful song writer and poet. He reflects on the friendships and collaborations that were the highlights of his personal and professional life, and the inescapable disappointments. He relives the battle he waged on behalf of lyricists and music composers in Parliament, the intense internal struggle to overcome the difficulties that built up in the wake of fame and money, and the many strands that wove through his relentless pursuit of excellence.
Candid and wide-ranging, Talking Life is an unputdownable read packed with stories and anecdotes from film history.
Talking Life : Javed Akthar in Conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir