The fiction drama book, The Stranger In Me, based on a unique concept of parallel life, published by Om Books International, was launched by the much acclaimed and versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui on 30 April, 2019.
The authors have adopted a unique way of marketing the book, by launching an exciting trailer which is as intriguing as the concept of the book.
One of the authors, Neeta Shah, says, “The trailer traces the life of a person through different choices he makes and how each choice decides the course of his life. Normally trailers are cut for films, but we chose to bring out the key elements of the book through this exciting trailer.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui also shared at the launch, “Once you start reading you won’t be able to put the book down till you finish it. The Stranger In Me has special elements. There are a lot of twists in it, the pace of this book is really fast and there is an inner connection between human emotions, there is a possibility that a film could be made on this book.”
The book has already been featured on Amazon India and ratings and reviews have started pouring in from book lovers.
The book has also been receiving appreciation from people in the Hindi film industry with Nawaazuddin Siddhique, Imtiaz Ali, Prakash Jha and Salim Sulaiman giving a thumbs up to the book. This is what they said:
Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali – “..yun hota toh kya hota..? What life would be if one had chosen differently is the tantalisingly engaging premise of this novel. It’s a flight of fantasy a la Ghalib, presenting parallel lives in the familiar world of desire.”
Filmmaker Prakash Jha - “A unique story about the stranger in you!
Intriguingly crafted with unpredictable twists, it keeps the reader hooked on!!”
Musician Salim Merchant - “A brilliant story about confronting and befriending the stranger in you. Simply Irresistible!”
Musician Sulaiman Merchant - “This fast-paced narrative is a must-read! Gripping. Exhilarating. Extraordinary.”
If the trailer is anything to go by, then the book is going to be a fantastic read as it pens down a stupendous concept of parallel life.
About the authors, Neeta Shah, is a qualified chartered accountant turned entrepreneur who heads Pulp Fiction Entertainment, a successful marketing and strategy consultancy firm for Brands & Films in India. And Aditi Mediratta, a recent graduate in filmmaking from Prague Film School, started her writing career as a crime reporter for India Today’s afternoon daily. She soon moved to writing screenplays for Bollywood films. Her first release as an associate writer was Once Upon A Time In Mumbai (2010) followed by The Dirty Picture (2011).