Fans and Bollywood buffs find it delightful to read books written by their favourite actors because it lays out a piece of them on paper. Indian celebrities have time and again bared it all in their memoirs, books and autobiographies to give a glimpse into their glamorous worlds.
It’s interesting to note that each one of these stars-turned-wordsmiths possess a unique flair of writing and have awestruck their fans with their skills. Here is a list of the top ones who dared to put their best foot forward in the world of words.
1. Karan Johar – An Unsuitable boy (2017)
Always ready for a battle of wits, the gossip king of Bollywood Karan Johar too dared to step out of the closet and revealed a few unsaid-unheard things about his life in An Unsuitable boy. One of the best Bollywood directors and a multi-talented person, he did not even hesitate to speak on his sexual orientation and wrote about his personal equations with actors including Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in his book.
2. Rishi Kapoor – Khullam Khulla (2017)
An actor who hardly gives a damn about others’ opinion about him is Rishi Kapoor. The veteran actor has himself unleashed his nonchalant attitude and given a peek into a few of controversial aspects of his life in his autobiography Khullam Khulla. Always armed with words, he also went on to the extent of mentioning his personal rivalry with Amitabh Bachchan and his interactions with underword don Dawood Ibrahim in the book.
3. Twinkle Khanna – Mrs Funnybones (2015) & The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad (2016)
With two books Mrs Funnybones and The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad on her name, Twinkle Khanna seems to have found solace in the ocean of words. In addition, the lady has been always in the news for her candid, sarcastic and honest tweets which prove that she is not someone who likes mincing words.
4. Shilpa Shetty – The Great Indian Diet (2015)
There is no doubt that people look up to timeless Bollywood fashion diva Shilpa Shetty as their role model when it comes to health and fitness. The actress released her book The Great Indian Diet in which she illustrated her top diet tips and spoke about how she gained her shape back post pregnancy.
5. Emraan Hashmi – The Kiss of Life (2016)
Better known as Bollywood’s serial kisser, Emraan Hashmi doesn’t have just hit movies in his list but he is also credited for writing an inspirational piece titled The Kiss of Life which revolves around his emotional life journey. The book also reveals his inner struggle when he came to know about his son Ayaan’s kidney tumour and the way he fought with it.
6. Kareena Kapoor Khan – The Style Diary Of A Bollywood Diva (2012)
One of the most-loved actresses of Hindi cinema, Kareena Kapoor Khan is a celebrated style icon as well. In her book, The Style Diary of A Bollywood Diva, the lady writes candidly about her favourite lingerie brand and also gives tips to women on attaining a perfect size zero figure. Sounds fascinating, isn’t it?
7. Karisma Kapoor – My Yummy Mummy Guide (2013)
Karisma Kapoor’s Yummy Mummy made it big when she busted pregnancy diet myths in her book. The best part of the piece is that she dishes out advice to women like a typical mother and avoids any starry tantrums.
8. Amitabh Bachchan – Soul Curry for You and Me (2002)
Big B enlightens his fans with wisdom and meaningful thoughts which he used to deliver in his popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati in his authored book. With an attitude of sky is the limit, the star gives a proof of his witty humour in the inspirational piece. What more! Already a celebrated actor, Senior Bachchan possesses singing talent as well.
9. Ayushmann Khurrana – Cracking The Code – My Journey to Bollywood (2015)
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Cracking The Code is a perfect guide to those who are fascinated by the spotlight and drama of Bollywood. An actor-singer has used an engaging style to converse with readers and won acclaims for encompassing his journey from a small-town guy to a popular celebrity.
10. Sonali Bendre – The Modern Gurukul – My Experiments with Parenting (2015)
As the title suggests, The Modern Gurukul – My Experiments with Parenting unleashes Sonali Bendre’s motherhood experiences and maintains a perfect balance between old-traditioned and modern parenting methods. Not to mention, the book struck a perfect chord with mothers.
11. Sunny Leone – Sweet Dreams (2016)
Yes, the hot siren Sunny Leone too has made it to the list. Her book Sweet Dreams is a collection of erotic stories and an assorted compilation of day-to-day candy-floss romance. Adding to the excitement, she also released an audio book which was much liked by her fans.
12. Anupam Kher – The Best Thing About You Is You (2011)
Anupam Kher is known for his streak of playing with words. The actor has used the same to frame his motivational life journey in The Best Thing About You Is You. A self-help, this book unveils his knowledge and experience at its best.
13. Naseeruddin Shah – A Memoir: And then One day (2014)
A renowned theatrical personality and an accomplished artist, Naseeruddin Shah shares his life journey in his book A Memoir: And then One day.
14. Dev Anand – Romancing with life (2007)
The quintessentially romantic Devanand tells his story in Romancing with Life in a very fluid manner. Not to mention, the way he has encapsulated his 62 years of life in the book and is quite a read for his fans.
15. Dilip Kumar – The Substance and the Shadow (2014)
Mohammad Yusuf Kumar aka Dilip Kumar’s autobiography The Substance and the Shadow chronicles his struggles and journeys from a novice to the pinnacle of Hindi film industry.