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Shifting Mediums

He has directed some of the biggest Bollywood hits — Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988),Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992) and Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995).

He has directed some of the biggest Bollywood hits — Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988),Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992) and Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995). Despite the success and acclaim,Mansoor Khan chose to move out of Mumbai and is currently settled in Coonoor,Tamil Nadu,where he practises farming. A man of varied interests,Khan — an alumnus of IIT Mumbai,Cornell University,and MIT — continues to explore new avenues.

This month,Khan — son of filmmaker Nasir Hussain — turns writer with The Third Curve,a book he insists is “not about morality,justice,equity,environmental consciousness and other noble human values”. “It is about the head-on collision between our total acceptance of an infinite economic growth model,which is not possible,and the reality of the finiteness of the earth which is evident,” he explains. He has focused on the role of energy in today’s world and how it is,in fact,energy and not money,that makes the world go round. His book,a result of almost 10 years of research,deals with how in the process of compounding growth,energy reserves are rapidly depleting.

The book will be launched in Delhi on October 11 by his cousin Aamir Khan whom he launched as an actor in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. It will be followed by an official launch in Mumbai on October 17. This event will see an interaction that will be free and open to all. It will be a forum where guests and enthusiasts will be able to interact with the author and know more about his research,revelations and the book.

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