Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has expressed a desire to reteam with longtime friend and colleague, Amitabh Bachchan.
“I hope we can give our audience a Dostana 2 soon,” Sinha said on the sidelines of the Sharjah International Book Fair here.
Accompanied by the author of his biography, Bharthi S Pradhan, and his publisher, Sinha took the stage to talk about life, cinema, politics, his dreams and aspirations for India and more.
Pradhan introduced Sinha’s biography saying, “The book has drama, passion, determination; it is like a well-made Bollywood film. Seven years and over 200 taped conversations are what it took to create this incredibly moving and candid account.”
Sinha spoke about his motives behind joining Indian cinema and then politics, sharing that he felt a responsibility towards the nation that gave him success, love, and respect.
“I told myself – if good people do not take responsibility they must be prepared to be governed by the bad ones,” he said sharing that he went against repeated warnings by family and friends to join politics.
“I want India’s younger generations to believe in their potential and take on challenges no matter how huge they may appear. If I could make two successful careers out of cinema
and politics in India without any family connections or last names to go by, anyone and everyone can. All you need is self-belief and an unrelenting attitude towards achieving your goals,” he added.