Amitabh Bachchan had set a trend in Bollywood with his blog and with thousands of his fans from around the world following his daily updates, it was but inevitable that Big B’s online musings be turned into a book.
Bachchan, who expresses his opinion on everything from Australian racism row to the swine flu on the blog, broke the news about the planned book deal in his latest post.
“During one of my meetings with the people in the company that matter said that they have a desire to convert the blog and my posts into a book and release it. I would find that terribly embarrassing, but if they were to persevere, I would want to suggest that the book also contain some of the responses from fans,” Amitabh wrote in recent blogpost.
The megastar who calls his readers the extended family, said that he wants their thoughts and responses to be included in the book as the interaction has been a learning experience for him.
“I have found that during this long journey of ours there have been incredible inputs from those that have so liberally contributed to every blog of mine. Many among them have had a most lasting effect on me. I’m sure they must have on you as a reader too.
“Some of the discussions and points of view have been so engrossing and valuable that it would be a pity if they are left out to dry,” he wrote on his blog.
Given the popularity of the blog, the book to is bound to be a bestseller.