We wonder how much Sonu Nigam will reveal about the ‘music mafia’ in Bollywood and his equation with a powerful political family.
The latest to join the growing list of celebrities penning their memoirs is Sonu Nigam. The singer will tell the story of his “tedious, scandalous, emotional and spiritual life.” The book, which will be published by Bloomsbury India, is slated to release later this year. Nigam admits that it’s a “tough task” to decide what to write. Wonder how much he will reveal about the ‘music mafia’ in Bollywood and his equation with a powerful political family.
Sonu Nigam, who made his singing debut in 1992 with the song “O Aasman Wale” from the film “Aaja Meri Jaan”, is regarded as one of the most versatile voices in the Indian film industry. In his almost three-decade-long career in films, he has tracks including “Achcha Sila Diya Tune Mere Pyar Ka”, “Ye Dil Deewana”, “Kal Ho Na Ho”, “Saathiya”, “Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin”, to his credit. The singer said it is a “tough task” to decide how much would one, or should one, reveal of one’s life in their memoir.
“I remember a quote by George Bernard Shaw that I read in my English book in 9th Standard that said, ‘All autobiographies are lies’. I strangely agreed with the reasoning behind it elaborated in that lesson. I never knew then though that there ever would come a time in my life when I would be asked to write mine… It’s exciting too, considering one actually gets to revisit the lanes and bylanes of ever-so-personal, undisclosed details of one’s glorious life, and grin furtively at some of the most unfathomable experiences one is fated to go through,” Nigam said in a statement.
The National Award winner, who has also sung songs in Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi, hopes his courage will help him overcome the nervousness of penning down his autobiography. “Uncountable dynamics through a tedious, scandalous, emotional and spiritual life, need to be assessed and poured in the form of words. But I, on second thoughts, am sure my guts and courage will sail me through,” he added.