On Gulzar's 84th birthday, HarperCollins announces new book Because He Is by daughter Meghna

FP Staff

Aug 18, 2018 17:26:03 IST

New Delhi: Gulzar is widely known as a filmmaker, lyricist and writer. But a new book by his daughter, Meghna Gulzar, presents a facet of the icon that few have been aware of - as a father.

Gulzar with daughter Meghna. File image

Gulzar with daughter Meghna. File image

Titled Because he is, the announcement of the book's publication was made on Saturday, Gulzar's 84 birthday, by publisher HarperCollins.

"In iridescent prose, his daughter, Meghna, documents his life, revealing the man behind the legend: in every way a hands-on father, who prepared her for school without fail every day, braiding her hair and tying her shoelaces, and who despite his busy career in cinema, always made it a point to end his workday at 4 p.m. because her school ended at that time, and who wrote a book for her birthday every year till she was thirteen," HarperCollins said in a statement.

The book is said to carry "never-seen-before" photographs of Gulzar, and, according to the publisher, offers an incredible insight into the bond between a father and a daughter.

Meghna Gulzar started her career in filmmaking with Filhaal, a Sushmita Sen, Tabu-starrer which dealt with surrogacy and has directed critically acclaimed films Raazi (2018) and Talvar (2015).

(With inputs from Indo-Asian News Service)

Updated Date: Aug 18, 2018 17:50:15 IST