Spinning a good yarn through a book

Tuhin Sinha’s latest book,Of Love And Politics was launched in Mumbai amidst heated discussions on the Indian political scenario.

Written by Sneha Mahadevan | Mumbai | Published: September 3, 2010 6:41:04 pm

Tuhin Sinha’s latest book,Of Love And Politics was launched in Mumbai amidst heated discussions on the Indian political scenario,films and the concept of love. Present on the occasion were filmmakers Sudhir Mishra and Piyush Jha and quiz master-turned-producer Siddharth Basu.

Sinha,who has earlier written two books,explores love and politics in his latest book,said,“It has hardcore drama involving a passionate story about relationships and the turbulence the protagonists face along with an important underlying message for the country’s youth.”

Mishra and Jha were the perfect choices to launch the book as both of them have helmed movies on these topics.

Mishra tackled the relation between love and politics in Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi which was set against the backdrop of the Indian Emergency. The movie revolved around three youngsters in the ‘70s,when India was undergoing massive social and political changes.

Of Love And Politics follows a similar storyline with the three protagonists subscribing to three different ideologies.

Jha,whose Sikandar was set in Kashmir with the backdrop of terrorism,came in to share his views on politics and films. Jha admitted that he was looking forward to doing another film with a political backdrop. “I want to make a movie that will highlight the current situation of the country. My last film was extremely political and now the call has come once again.”

Mishra belongs to a political family and his grandfather D P Mishra was a former Chief Minister. Mishra would have taken on the legacy just like one of the characters in the book,Aditya Samar Pratap,but chose to give it all up for a career in film industry.

Basu was all praises for Sinha,as the discussion came to a close. “He is spinning a good yarn and has a good story. He has picked a class of people with which he is familiar. It also helps that he has oversimplified the political and social aspects in the book.”

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