“It is time we should celebrate our Indian heroes and not look at the West” – Varun Dhawan

L-R_Varun Dhawan, Amish,Vikas Singh at the cover launch of Suheldev and the Battle Of Bahraich (1) (1)

One of India’s most popular authors, Amish launched the cover of his new book, ‘Suheldev and The Battle of Bahraich’, at Title Waves, Bandra. Gracing the event was millennial heartthrob Varun Dhawan who through his varied work in Hindi cinema have won the hearts of millions of people.

‘Suheldev and The Battle of Bahraich’, traces the story of Raja Suheldev, a legendary but forgotten hero and an unforgettable battle which kept the Turks at bay for almost 170 years. The book, assisted by Vikas Singh, is the first book with which Amish has introduced Writer’s Center in India and will be published under Amish’s brand new series titled ‘Indic Chronicles’.

While speaking at the event Varun went on to discuss how excited he would be to feature in an adaptation Amish’s books. “When you read the book and when you see the landscape of how he describes the world, your imaginations just run wild. Then I thought when a movie can be made out of this. Can I be a part of it or will I be very short for it? I was very fascinated with the back drop of the book. It tells the story of a hero.”

Hearing Amish’s thoughts on how the author is trying to revive the legends of our forgotten heroes, the actor said, “It’s the time when we should celebrate our Indian heroes and not look at the West to look up to heroes. I want to say is that around 20-25% of the population is made up of tribes and castes and that’s not really been represented in books or our literature as much or in films for that matter. Amish is doing a great job by actually representing it. He is doing a better job than politicians by writing about a hero.”

To this an excited Amish said, “With Indic Chronicles I want to explore unexplored heroes who are forgotten in histroy. There are so many heroes who have been airbrushed in our textbooks and it is time we learn about the rich culture of our motherland.”

When asked whose biography the actor would like to play on screen someday, Varun says, “You know honestly when someone offers me to do a biography, I get scared. I don’t want to do it most of the times because I feel all the fictional characters I am playing are like biographies but only to me. I think if I had to do a biography on someone, it would be on my father’s life. Sometime in the future I would like to enact his young and old days. Probably till the time he had me.”

‘Suheldev and The Battle of Bahraich’ will be published by ​​Westland (An Amazon Company) and will release on 23 July 2018 across online and offline bookstores.

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