Amitabh Bachchan's daughter pens debut novel

Amitabh Bachchan's daughter pens debut novel

Shweta Bachchan Nanda, actor Amitabh Bachchan's daughter has penned her debut novel, Paradise Towers, a heart-warming slice-of-life novel set in an apartment building in Mumbai.

Shweta Bachchan-Nanda's intimate and nuanced debut explores the drama and dynamics of intertwined lives in Paradise Towers: A forbidden romance, an elopement, the undercurrents of tension in corridor interactions, and an explosive Diwali celebration.

Speaking about the forthcoming publication, Shweta Bachchan-Nanda said, 'The idea for Paradise Towers came to me one morning on waking up. This is not unnatural for me. I come from a family of storytellers. As children, we were encouraged to write and read and our imaginations were given a free reign."

"The concept of a book and the actual writing of it are two very different things. Writing this story down was daunting. Lots of second-guessing and labouring over words made up the process. I am excited to have my first book published but I am also anxious to know what the readers think of the microcosm that is Paradise Towers, and I hope they would come to be as invested in the lives of its inhabitants as I have come to be," she added.

Shreya Punj, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins India, said, "Paradise Towers is a great novel with well-etched characters who are very relatable and a superbly crafted plot that has love, mystery, drama and all the ingredients of a fantastic summer read. I'm sure the readers will love it as much as we do!"

Diya Kar, Publisher [Fiction], HarperCollins India, said, "Shweta has inherited her family's rich tradition of storytelling. She's a natural. Paradise Towers is beautifully told. This extraordinary novel about life in an apartment building heralds the arrival of a writer who combines great sensitivity with humour; a unique voice. We are truly excited about publishing her."

The novel will be published in October, 2018.

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