July 21, 2016Posted by : The Booknerds
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched actor Emraan Hashmi's book "The Kiss of Life: How a superhero and my son defeated cancer".
â€œI want to congratulate Emraan and Bilal for writing this book. More than that I want to congratulate Emraan over the battle that he fought with his son. I havenâ€™t read the book, but from what all I have heard, I would like to say that Emraanâ€™s son is a bigger superstar than his father,â€ Kejriwal said at the launch.
S Hussain Zaidi motivated Emraan Hashmi to write a book on his sonâ€™s fight and victory over cancer. S Hussain Zaidi has authored books which have been adapted into films such as "Black Friday", "Phantom" and "Shootout At Wadala".
The book will be released in Marathi and Hindi in June.
â€œNext month, the Hindi version and a Marathi version will be launched. So looking forward to that,â€ Emraan said, at the launch of the English version of the book.
About his experiences of reliving his stress for his sonâ€™s illness while writing the book, Emraan said, â€œWhen we thought that this is going to be documented in this book, I thought itâ€™s going to be an extremely painful journey to relive all of that once again.â€
â€œIn some ways, moments brought about nostalgia because the book is not just about the episode of cancer, itâ€™s about retracing how I was in college, school, my grandmother, my father and everyone from the family.
The book has been co-written by 21-year-old writer Bilal Siddiqi.
The book has been written with a motive to make a difference in the lives of other families facing similar situations.
Ayaan was diagnosed with cancer, a tumour of the size of a ball was formed near his kidney. However, in 2014 when he was three-and-half years old he was then treated in Canada, and has completely recovered now.
Book: The Kiss of Life
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Penguin (5 April 2016)
Author: Emraan Hashmi , Bilal Siddiqi
About the Author
Emraan Hashmi is a popular Bollywood actor. He shot to fame with his first runaway hit, Murder. In 2014, Emraan and his wife Parveen were tested like never before. Their four year-old son Ayaan was diagnosed with cancer. Through this book, Emraan recounts his rise to stardom, his son's ailment, his transformation as a human being and everything in between.
Excerpts: â€œAs adults, we are always preoccupied with the baggage we carry and are afraid of our burdens,â€
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