My life isn’t interesting: Zeenat Aman


By Hindustan Times

Actor Zeenat Aman has been flooded with offers to pen her memoirs. The actor, best known for being a part of famous songs like Dum Maaro Dum in Hare Raama Hare Krishna (1971) and Chura Liya Hai Tumne in Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973), reluctantly admits, “I have been approached by six publishers to have my life’s story documented as a biography or an autobiography. But I haven’t given any of them a nod yet.”

Late Dev Anand wrote his biography, Romancing With Life, which was published by Penguin in 2007. However, Zeenat isn’t convinced about the idea. She says, “I haven’t gotten myself to sit and make notes. I haven’t written a single word yet. It’s a pretty daunting task and I don’t think my life is as interesting. Why would youngsters want to read it?”

Though Zeenat is now regularly seen at parties and even had a brief appearance in Rajshree Ojha’s Chaurahen recently, she says, “I am a very private person. I need to be ready to share my story with the world. And when one writes about their life, the lives of their loved ones become part of the narrative. I am not sure if I should be doing that.”

Is the fact that she may include some famous names part of the concern? She says, “When you write an autobiography, it has to be authentic. To pen a book, one has to write as it is. I am too concerned about ruffling feathers along the way.”

Biographies of famous yesteryear Indian actors
* Madhubala: I Want To Live written by Khatija Akbar
* The Mystery and Mystique of Madhubala by Mohan Deep
* Guru Dutt: A Life In Cinema by Nasreen Munni Kabir
* Om Puri: An Unlikely Hero by Nandita Puri