Ajitabha Bose is an Author, Filmmaker, Designer and an Entrepreneur.
He is a well-known Indian author and filmmaker. He also holds the world record for publishing the smallest love story book in the world. Currently based favourite Delhi, he was born and brought up in Jamshedpur. He introduced the first pocket storybook in India.
Here is how he answered our questions.
1.How does an idea come for a story come to you?
I usually write when I am travelling. I love writing love stories. The main plot of the story is already there in my mind. It is just that I am free while I am travelling and thus words flow in very quickly.
2.At what age did you start writing?
I guess everyone begins writing at an early age. To be specific, in the school days, where we write essays and paragraphs. I began my professional writing in the year 2013.
3.Is this your first book?
No. I have written 5 more books before In Love With Shah Rukh Khan. It’s A Love Story (2013), Love: A Sweet Poison (2014), Zindagi: The Story Of Life (2014), The Untold Love Stories (2014), The Pocket Love Story (2015).
4.What is the story in In Love With Shah Rukh Khan about?
It’s a sweet story of a fan of the world’s biggest superstar Shah Rukh Khan. It’s a story of love, emotions and dreams.
5.Why did you name your book as In Love With Shah Rukh Khan?
The entire plot revolves around Shah Rukh Khan and the girl’s wish to meet him one day. The title is quite favourite.
6.Which is your favourite character from this book?
My favourite character is the narrator, Vivan. You will come to know when you read it.
7.What do you think is more important- the words used or the feelings?
I have always preferred the feelings over the sophisticated words when I write. The story should touch the hearts of the readers and not force them to take out a dictionary to find the meaning of the words.
8.If a favourite character of your favourite book comes alive in front of you, what would you say?
Hi Shah Rukh sir, Can I take a selfie!
9.Is there a particular time of the day when you write your ideas? When?
As I have mentioned it earlier as well, I usually write when I am travelling. Yes, ideas do come which I keep in mind for future writing.
10.Just like you are an inspiration to others, who is/are your inspiration?
I am glad I could inspire someone in this world.
Shah Rukh sir has been an inspiration for me. He is creative, persistent and workaholic. He inspires millions.
Hi Shah Rukh sir, Can I take a selfie!
11.What do you consider to be your biggest accomplishment?
My well-wishers. This is something which I have earned during my journey. They are loyal, supportive and definitely cheering.
12.They say, “Nobody can judge you, as much as you yourself can.” Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
10 year down the line, I see myself driving a BMW with my wife and kids beside me.
13.What would you do if you weren’t into writing?
I would be a filmmaker. I suppose I am one.
14.How do you react to the reviews that you get about your writing from your readers?
They have been very kind and humble to me when it comes to review. I take each and every review positively and implement that on my writing. They have taught me many things about writing. What is your biggest fear?
15.Which is your favourite fictional character?
Khushi from I Too Had A Love Story by Ravinder Singh.
16.Who is your favourite author?
Everyone knows that. Sudeep Nagarkar.
17.List any 3 books that you would recommend to our readers.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks
It Started With A Friend Request by Sudeep Nagarkar
18.Is there one specific subject you would never write about? What would that be?
I won’t ever write a book on politics.
19.Which is your favourite genre? Why?
Romance. I love reading and writing love stories. Love is a feeling which touches everyone and thus becomes easy to convey my the story.
20.Which genre, according to you, is the most difficult to write?
Humour or comedy. These are the two genres which I feel is difficult to write. It really takes guts to write a pure comedy story.
21.Are you working on your next? What is it about?
Yes, I am working on my next book and most probably it will be out in early 2017.
22.What is your message to other budding poets/writers?
Work hard on your stories and not fame. Fame will eventually come with time. Write more often and yes, try to connect people with your stories and not dictionaries.