After entertaining movie goers all over the world with memorable and much-loved films like ‘A Wednesday’ and ‘Special 26’, the critically acclaimed director Neeraj Pandey, has penned with his first book, Ghalib Danger. The author-director visited the student city of Pune to promote his novel. Starting the day with a hearty breakfast at The Royal Orchid Hotel, Neeraj was accompanied by Sachin Khedekar, his close friend and associate, who also played a vital role in Neeraj’s films. Sachin read excerpts from the novel at special events organized for the youth at the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Viman Nagar and for Neeraj’s fans and avid book readers at the Landmark Bookstore, SGS Mall.
Ghalib Danger is a gangster saga revolving around the life of its main protagonist Kamran Ali. A young taxi driver by profession, Kamran stays in Mumbai and dreams of making it big someday. However a twist of fate awaited him as on an eventful day his life transforms when he saves the life of a notorious underworld don called Mirza. As an act of gratitude, Mirza takes Kamran under his tutelage.
Speaking of his book, the celebrated film writer-director and now author says, ‘Writing has always been a passion and when the story of Kamran and his world took shape in my mind, I knew that only a book would do full justice to it. It’s a story of destinies that collide and shape the world of our characters’.
Ghalib Danger is co-published and distributed by famous author Hussain S. Zaidi’s Blue Salt and Penguin Books India. Copies of the book are out in stores now.