SunstarTV Bureau: Prominent Bollywood actor Sonu Sood is going to publish his autobiography ‘I Am No Messiah’ under the publication banner of Penguin Random House. This book, co-written by Meena Iyer, is going to hit the racks in mid-December.
Delighted to announce that my book #IAmNoMessiah will be out in December. This is a story of my life, as much as it is of the thousands of migrant workers. @PenguinIndia @Meena_Iyer
Pre-order in English: https://t.co/DeXuAgjSOJ
and Hindi: https://t.co/bdhBsJDdpH pic.twitter.com/F4xFYGQkyJ
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) November 12, 2020
Sonu Sood has emerged as a ‘public hero’ for taking it upon himself to unite migrant workers with their families and make them reach their homes safely, during the covid -19 situation. Even when, the administration had turned blind eye to the grievances of these necessitous people, Sonu was just a tweet away.
The author said, “The past three and half months have been a kind of a life-changing experience for me, living with the migrants for sixteen to eighteen hours a day and sharing the pain. When I go to see them off as they begin their journey back home, my heart is filled with joy and relief. Seeing the smiles on their faces, the tears of happiness in their eyes has been the most special experience of my life, and I pledged that I’ll keep on working to send them back to their homes until the last migrant reaches his village, to his loved ones. I believe I came to this city for this — and this was my purpose. I want to thank god for making me a catalyst in helping the migrants. While my heart beats in Mumbai, after this movement I feel a part of me lives in the villages of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Uttarakhand, Odisha and various other states where I have now found new friends and made deep connections. I have decided to put these experiences, stories that are embedded in my soul forever, in a book, and I’m very delighted that Penguin Random House is publishing it. I want you to be a part of this journey, so that we can share these special stories and make them immortal. I’m excited, nervous and overwhelmed, and I can’t wait to connect with you through my book. I look forward to your support—and love you all”.
Publisher of Penguin Random House, India, Milee Ashwarya- who happens to be publisher of Ebury Publishing and Vintage Publishing, has stated , “While most of us in our lifetimes wish to work to help others in need, only a few actually make it our life’s mission. Sonu Sood is one such person. For the past two months, he has been spending most of his time and resources in helping the migrants find their way back home. He is there with them, standing shoulder to shoulder, sharing their pain and giving them hope. The book will bring together the story of this amazing journey—of people who were suddenly left without security and livelihood; of hope and the feeling of oneness that binds us all together. I am grateful that Sonu is sharing these stories in a book, and I am proud to publish it.”
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