Shweta Bachchan Nanda's novel 'Paradise Towers' to release in October

As per the developments, the entire Bachchan family will be present at the launch of the book, published by Harper Collins India.


Writing seems to be the new trend in Bollywood. After Twinkle Khanna and Soha Ali Khan, Big B’s daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda is all set to release her debut novel, "Paradise Towers,” based on an apartment building in Mumbai. The novel is expected to release in October.

Talking about the same, Shweta said, "The idea for 'Paradise Towers' came to me one morning on waking up. This is not unnatural for me. I come from a family of storytellers. As children, we were encouraged to write and read and our imaginations were given a free reign. The concept of a book and the actual writing of it are two very different things. Writing this story down was daunting. Lots of second-guessing and labouring over words made up the process. I am excited to have my first book published but I am also anxious to know what the readers think of the microcosm that is 'Paradise Towers', and I hope they would come to be as invested in the lives of its inhabitants as I have come to be."

Further, the Publisher HarperCollins India also announced that they have the rights for the Indian subcontinent rights, which also includes the acquisition of the second work of fiction, to be published in 2020.

Sharing her thoughts on the deal, Shreya Punj, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins India, said "Shweta's book is one that I'm especially thrilled about. It's the kind of debut that will mark her presence as an original voice in the world of Indian fiction. Paradise Towers' is a great novel with well-etched characters who are very relatable and a superbly crafted plot that has love, mystery, drama and all the ingredients of a fantastic summer read. I'm sure the readers will love it as much as we do.”

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