Deepti Naval launches her memoir, Says her experience in the industry is wonderfultext_fields
Veteran Bollywood actress Deepti Naval launched her memoir 'A Country Called Childhood'. At the event, she said the world is out there on social media saying bad things about the film industry, but I will write about some of my wonderful experiences.
Speaking to PTI, the Chashme Buddoor actress expressed disappointment at people portraying the film industry to be the worst place in the world. "The industry has come under flak for various reasons". She added that she cannot differentiate between what is real and unreal because this is not the industry she knows.
The actress said she has met some wonderful people in the film industry and doesn't relate to some of the tweets about the field.
"There are all kinds of people everywhere, in every profession, or area of life. Right now, the industry is being singled out as the worst place in the world to be in," said Naval.
Her book is published by Aleph and launched by Sharmila Tagore. The book is a journey through her childhood. She said she started taking notes for her memoir 20 years ago, and it started taking shape five years ago.
She further said that she does not feel bad about doing less work than her contemporaries. "My colleagues had done 250 films, whereas I've done only 100 films. But I'm okay with that. If I was consumed by Hindi cinema, I wouldn't feel the need to write or paint or go on treks".
The 70-year-old actress is one of the three leading ladies of the parallel cinema movement in the 1980s. Deepti Naval, Smita Patil, and Shabana Azmi were known for playing strong and relatable women on screen.
Naval is also known for her iconic on-screen chemistry with actor Farooque Shaikh. They played a couple in several films like Chashme Buddoor, Saath Saath, Kissi Se Na Kehna, Katha, Rang Birangi, and Faasle.