Sanjay Dutt's autobiography to release in 2019, will reveal stories that actor 'never had a chance to tell before'

Press Trust of India

Jul,11 2018 17:11:39 IST

New Delhi: Actor Sanjay Dutt will come out with his autobiography next year in which he will reveal many interesting stories that he "never had the chance to tell before".

File image of Sanjay Dutt. Image Courtest: CNN-News18

File image of Sanjay Dutt. Image Courtest: CNN-News18

The memoir will be published by HarperCollins on his 60th birthday on 29 July, 2019.

"With this book, the reader will finally get to look into his soul. Finally, we will get to hear the fascinating stories about his youth, his Bollywood stint in the '80s and '90s, his experiences in prison, and his self-discovery, that have never been told before," the publishers said.

The autobiography is billed as "perhaps the biggest, most dramatic and honest star memoir to emerge out of Bollywood".

A biopic on the controversial actor, titled Sanju and starring Ranbir Kapoor as Dutt, was recently released to rave reviews. The film has amassed over Rs 250 crore at the box office.

Commenting on the book, Dutt said, "I have had the fortune of living a remarkable life, full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows. There are so many interesting stories to tell that I've never had the chance to tell before. I am looking forward so much to sharing my memories and emotions with readers everywhere."

What makes Sanjay Dutt's journey an epic story, quite apart from his professional accomplishments, are the ebbs and flows that have characterised his life, the publishers said.

"He's a star like no other, and what an extraordinary life he's had! This is a memoir that is going to be told from the heart, and will reveal a Sanjay Dutt that even his most ardent fans don't know," said Udayan Mitra, publisher (literary) of HarperCollins India.

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Updated Date: Jul 11, 2018 17:11 PM