Pritish Nandy and Author Pradeep Chandra launched coffee table book on Aamir Khan
Mumbai, June 8, 2014: Known as an ace photojournalist for over four decades, writing a book is a progression and an experience in itself. A writer has his own flair, thinking and perseverance and for Pradeep Chandra, this is not new. Having written two books, on the legend Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and well-known artist Mr. M F Hussain, Chandra has currently written a coffee table book on actor Aamir Khan, titled ‘Aamir Khan: Actor Activist Achiever’. The book was released and graced by Poet, Journalist, Painter and Author, Mr. Pritish Nandy, at Westin Mumbai Garden City. The Foreword of the book is drafted by Mr. Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-in Chief, India TV.
Mr. Pradeep Chandra's book launch with his third book ready to hit the shelf, had socialites Aarti and Kailash Surendranath, Ad filmmaker Prahlad Kakkar, actors Dalip Tahil, Murli Sharma and Girija Shankar and Mr Anurag Bhatnagar, GM Westin Garden City in attendance and applauded Chandra for his hard work and perseverance.
Published by Niyogi Books, the pictorial biography of over 280 pages contains rare pictures of the star. It took Pradeep about a year to compile the photographs, stills, essays as well as interviews conducted exclusively for the book. When asked why Aamir, and not anyone else among his equally famous contemporaries. Pradeep says, “I have written books on Mr. Bachchan and M F Hussain saab. I thought for few months about who shall be next on my radar. I thought of Aamir as my ideal contender since he is different and has created a social impact with the society because of his show ‘Satyamev Jayate’, which strengthened my conviction on writing on him.” The book has over 200 pictures of the actor and features perspectives of those who know Aamir from close quarters.
A distinguished photojournalist, Pradeep Chandra has been closely associated with several national and international newspapers and magazines. He has worked with The Indian Express, The Week, The Independent, Bombay Times. He has worked with The Times of India Group for the last 19 years.