Q1. Tell Us Something about yourself?
Life is a Mystery, we are born unknown of our own existence, till the time we figure out what we really are, time is over. I'm in the process of knowing who I am right now.
Q2. From An Actor to an Author How was your Journey so Far?
Well journeys have their ups and downs and that's what makes them memorable. My actor life has demanded me to be very patient and very focused as far as the author in me is concerned, he rather got blessed with Penguin as the publisher with his first book and the love , adoration that I'm getting for it from people is overwhelming
Q3. Acting or Writing. Which According to you, is the difficult profession? And how did you manage both simultaneously?
Both have their own plus and minus. Acting is more glamorous and demands a lot out of U ... The Author is basically in my sensibility a more chilled out creative Rockstar with a pen. But then again, it's where one achieves success and life wishes to smile there.
Q4. “My Fiancee, Me & #IFU **Edup” is a very different and Unique Title? Why did you choose this title and tell us something about your book?
Thank you for the compliment! Besides the family pressures n a few people around I still was very adamant about the title because A. I am very adamant, lol... Jokes aside, the fact is that I wanted to write a fuck up story because I've done many fuck ups in my life! I see in our everyday life, more fuck ups than happy ever after love stories & no one really talks about them. Why not? The desire to achieve everything super fast and in a short while with zero level of patience is what we all have become n that is the start of fuck ups, in my perception.
Q5. You were one of the contestant in Big Boss. This season is one of the most long and controversial season. How was your experience and Tell us these fights are real or just for the game?
The game show is over. I was there for my book. I'm happy for what bb8 gave me and the friends I made for life, but now I'm done with it. But yes, it is not scripted.
Q6. How was your experience with Penguim Publication?
You know when I had just started writing this book in 2014, just written the title a friend of mine asked me "who do you want, should publish this book?" And I had said,"Penguin, only Penguin!"... She asked "why...?".. I promptly replied "because according to me they are the Yash Raj of Publishers!" ... And I am blessed is all I can say ,that within 3 weeks of my manuscript sent to them , penguin called me to their Delhi Main Office in Gurgaon and signed a contract !
Q7. For writing, Reading books are necessary or not. Do you read books?
For any god gifted talent to get the fine edges it deserves, it needs to get sharpened, you need to exercise on it. To be a writer, even if you are god gifted, you need to read and keep practicing to excel in what you desire !
I love to read, Neil Simon is my most fav author, his sense of humor is unreachable, Jeffrey Archer when it comes to thrillers, Nicholas Spark for romance and Ian Fleming for creating my most fav character ever in Casino Royale - James Bond .
Q8. What is your source of inspiration?
My mother ...
Q9. How is it to be a Raj Babbar’s Son?
What am I suppose to say to this? For me he is just my father years and it's nice to have such a great father... What else lol
Q10. What marketing Strategy you are doing for promoting your book?
Well, how is it a strategy if I tell you... Lol anyways does a lot of social media stuff, newspaper articles, hoardings... Visiting bookstores, colleges... Interacting... Making this book reach everywhere!
Q11. Beside writing and Acting what are your hobbies?
Having pizza & sex .
Q12.. Which is your favorite Raj Babbar’s movie?
Nikaah, Andha yudh
Q13. How important is characterization of the book. And who is your favorite character of the book?
My book, the story is basically a character driven, which is Rushabh Shah. As far as My most fav character is concerned, it would be either Pappa (Rushabh's Dad) or Dolly.
Q14. What message would you like to tell to your fans and readers?
I would just like to say, thank you for being so supportive and loving with my maiden attempt as an author. I promise to write more n U shall see a second book from me Very Very Very Soon!
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Thank you Aarya for your valuable time. It was nice talking to you and All the best for your book…