It’s all in the family
Om Books International officially unveiled the book To Dad With Love, a pictorial biography by Sunaina Roshan on Monday in the Capital. Along with Sunaina Roshan, the entire Roshan family including Rakesh Roshan, Pinkie Roshan and Hrithik Roshan was present on the occasion. The foreword of the book is written by Hrithik Roshan who looked more than happy launching the book in a city hotel.
To Dad With Love is a daughter’s gift to the father she places on a pedestal. It is the Rakesh Roshan story told by the fortunate who have closely watched his life unfold. It is the story of a flesh-and-blood superhero who overcame adversity in every avatar to inspire millions every day; a man whose true life saga is as full of twists and as compelling a read as his own fluid narratives; a man we cheer as Rakesh Roshan.
Speaking on the occasion Sunaina Roshan said ‘In To Dad With Love, I have narrated my father’s moving story in the voices of those closest to him. He is a master filmmaker of blockbusters like Krrish 3, but was once an actor struggling to carve a niche for himself in an era of superstars. His journey, like his films, has been strewn with Herculean obstacles that he has overcome each time. And he has used his experiences and education in the film industry to launch a Gen-Next superstar in his own son, Hrithik Roshan’.
Hrithik Roshan added ‘His early years, much like the stories he tells, were wrought with setbacks and struggle, conflicts and challenges. But cast in a special quality of steel, my father didn’t stumble, stoop, stop, or feel defeated by setbacks. He used those very brickbats, all of life’s experiences and the lessons imparted by the make-believe industry, to become a master storyteller, and indeed, one of the finest filmmakers of Indian cinema.’
Says Ajay Mago, Publisher, Om Books International, ‘It is an honour to publish the pictorial biography of Rakesh Roshan since it is rare to come across people who would have waited patiently for nearly 25-30 years without keeling over, for success to crown their efforts. His life bears out the fact that self-belief and persistence decimate all adversity, however big or small’.