In recent times, celebrity memoirs and biographies have caught a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was recently compelled to withdraw his memoir ‘An Ordinary Life’ after he made some revelations about his past affairs in it. Now, here’s another one with Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, who is “upset” over his “unauthorised” biography The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood’s Bad Boy written by Yasser Usman.
According to reports, since past one month the publisher, Juggernaut Books, had been approaching media by sharing the extracts in the form of electronic copy or the pdf of the book to be published.
While the few of the extracts were out before the agreed embargo date, on Tuesday, Sanjay Dutt took to twitter and expressed that he was upset with this unauthorised biography by Yasser Usman.
“I have not authorized either Juggernaut Publications or Yasser Usman to write/publish my biography. Our lawyers had sent them a legal notice, in response to which Juggernaut Publications said that contents of the proposed book are based on information available in public domain from authentic sources. However, from the excerpts that are appearing in the newspaper are partly based on my old interviews, but rest all seemed to be based on hearsay, 1990s’ tabloids and gossip magazines, most of which are figments of imagination and not true. I have consulted with my legal team on the next course of action,” Sanjay Dutt wrote in his tweet.
I hope better sense will prevail and there will be no further excerpts that will hurt me or my family. My official autobiography will be out soon which will be authentic and based on facts. pic.twitter.com/iOiazTRc6n
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) March 20, 2018
In an accompanying post, he also gave fans something to eagerly look forward to.
“I hope better sense will prevail and there will be no further excerpts that will hurt me or my family. My official autobiography will be out soon which will be authentic and based on facts,” Sanjay added.
Juggernaut responded to Dutt’s tweet on Wednesday morning, saying that they are sorry to hear that the actor is upset with the book and “to pay respect to Mr Dutt’s wishes,” they would not be publishing out “any more extracts from the book in short-form media”.
Juggernaut is currently selling its e-book version for Rs 50 on its website.