Tamil sensation Akshara Haasan is officially hooked and nobody could see it coming. The youngest Haasan in Bollywood who made her bollywood debut with Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Shamitabh’ was spotted recently at a book launch in Mumbai. National Bestselling author Tejaswini Divya Naik’s second poetry book titled ‘One for Sorrow’ has got the hazel-eyed star hooked, Haasan confessed before the audience. “I really connected truly when I read the book. What hit me the most is when I heard Tejaswini recite her poems; it hit me to the bottom of my soul. It was a true joy to read her book. Truly proud of her to see the courage she has shown through her poetry,” the ‘Achcham Madam Naanam Payirppu’ actor told the audience at launch. Haasan has also written the foreword of the book which is an unlinked sequel to Naik’s first bestseller ‘Smokes and Whiskey’. “As I kept turning the pages I started getting hooked” Akshara writes in her foreword. The book was released on Saturday at a popular boutique bookstore in Bandra, Mumbai.
Book’s author Tejaswini Divya Naik is a national bestselling Author and a Script and Continuity Supervisor who has contributed to several Bollywood movies. Her first book—Smokes and Whiskey—often called the book of relationship was an instant hit and became the number one ranked book on Amazon. S&W created headlines as it was reportedly gifted to cricketer Virat Kohli by Anushka Sharma’s father Ajay Kumar Sharma. Contemporary poetry is the latest craze among young adults navigating through their emotional journey who wish to have a close friend in their loneliest and darkest hours but often don’t. Bollywood’s love for traditional poetry is no secret however; freestyle contemporary poetry has been slowly making inroads into the Tinsel Town pop culture.
Naik described her new book as a book of healing, which according to the author is an audacious act of courage. “One for Sorrow, is like a cross-road between a sadness that you want to let go of, and the healthy happiness calling out to you, and eventually, you, through a brittle and heartbreaking, yet
experience laden ride, choose yourself over the toxicity,” Naik said. The book is a collection of 45 contemporary poetries, accompanied by creatively gleaming art-work and images. “This book is my way
of telling you, if I could do it, so can you,” she added.
About the Book:
This book is an unlinked sequel to writer’s debut national number one bestseller Smokes and Whiskey. Like it’s predecessor, it’s a collection of contemporary poetries, accompanied by creatively brilliant art-work and images.
About the Author:
Tejaswini Divya Naik is a National Bestselling Author. Her debut book, published in 2018-Smokes and Whiskey-was an instant & absolute hit, & ranked #1 on Amazon.
Apart from being a writer, she’s also a filmmaker & a script supervisor in Bollywood, a Mental Health Advocate, a Body Positivity campaigner, an activist with 4 historic mega-win campaigns to her name, who’s had the honour of meeting President Obama & was recently awarded the 99 Achievers’ of India.
Her social media pages help her interact with thousands of young minds through poetry & stories. In her words, she’s just a simple girl, trying to change the world, one word at a time.
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