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Sonali Kulkarni’s take on life to be unveiled today

A compilation of actress Sonali Kulkarni’s columns on a variety of topics,ranging from nature,family,friends,traffic and environment to health,travel and relationships,will be released at Crossword,Juhu,at 5 pm on Tuesday.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 2, 2010 10:33:50 pm

A compilation of actress Sonali Kulkarni’s columns on a variety of topics,ranging from nature,family,friends,traffic and environment to health,travel and relationships,will be released at Crossword,Juhu,at 5 pm on Tuesday.

So Kul,published by The Express Group and Rajhans Prakashan,is a collection of 101 articles Kulkarni,36,wrote as guest editor for Viva,a supplement of Loksatta. She says she rewrote most of the articles,which she’d written in Marathi between 2005 and 2007,so that they would retain their relevance.

“I’m very lucky to get a book published at such a young age,” says Kulkarni. The award-winning actress,who wrote from a modern and informed woman’s perspective,says she would often get plied with mails from women saying they could relate to the concerns she expressed.

The book’s tone is occasionally humorous,such as when Kulkarni relates the time she tried to deliver a speech in Italian when she won the best actress award at the Milan Film Festival for the Italian film Fuoco Di Su Me,or when she became tongue-tied and tried to hide behind Sanjay Dutt when the cast of Mission Kashmir was summoned to Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet the President.

At other times the columns are poignant,such as when she writes about the suicide of model-actor Kuldeep Randhawa (which she says is her favourite article from the collection) or the time when she was returning home late and heard the cries of a woman being assaulted. Unsure of what to do,she finally decided to take action and walked to the nearest police patrol and made sure they intervened.

Born in Pune in 1974,Kulkarni has acted in several Marathi and Hindi films. She won the Best Actress Award at the Filmfare Awards (Marathi) for Doghi in 1996 and a National Film Award-Special Jury Award for Chaitra in 2002.

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