Amitabh Bachchan's daughter pens debut novel

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.