When it comes to Bollywood, there are no rules. In fact, defying the norms and exploring the new horizons has what made Bollywood an epitome of quality cinema.
On that front, we are covering the list of Bollywood actors who went one step ahead and tried their hand in writing. Not just trying, they are also riding high with their literary success.
So, here we have some Bollywood actors who have turned writers and made their mark in the world.
Gulshan Devaiah, the Shaitan actor who will be soon seen in Cabaret, was first a fashion designer. Gulshan’s love for acting got him in the film industry where his work was appreciated a lot. Gulshan is now playing the character of a struggling writer/director in his upcoming movie Pichchar.
Twinkle Khanna aka Mrs. Funnybones is a former Bollywood actress, a successful interior designer and now an amazing author as well. Her sharp observations and humorous writing style has struck people with her magic of writing. Her book “Mrs. Funnybones”, launched in August 2015, is already riding the ‘Bestseller’ position.
Emraan Hashmi, apart from being known as a Serial Kisser, is a loving father and a devoted family person. He loves spending time with his family, especially his son. He recently launched a book “The Kiss of Life” on the struggles of his son Ayaan Hashmi’s cancer. The book is on Emraan’s personal story and emotional journey, along with the information to help anyone whose loved ones are fighting cancer.
Aashiqui fame actress Anu Aggrawal shared her life story of her self-discovery, a near death experience and recovery in her auto-biography named “Anusual’ which was released in August 2015. In her autobiography, Anu spoke about her journey from Delhi to Mumbai in the 90s to star in her Bollywood movie, followed by living as a yogi in the ashrams. After which, she came back to Mumbai and survived a major car accident. Then, she thought about taking sanyaas and also spoke about the men in her life from millionaires to yogis. So, the book basically spoke about the struggle in her life.
Kalki Koechlin, the National Award Winner for her movie Margarita with a Straw, appeared in numerous movies, wrote and produced plays and above all, handled her personal crisis in front of the snooping media with grace. Her monologue titled “An Intense Piece about Truths of Womanhood” on Women’s Day spoke about gender issues.