Celebrated writer-director Imtiaz Ali launched debut author Rupa Bhullar's book - The Indigo Sun at Su Casa Bandra, Mumbai today. Much like his films, her book revolves around, finding oneself and love, with travel at the center of the story.
The venue came to life with an unprecedented crowd. The event, hosted by Firstpost talk-show anchor - Imran Ismail, witnessed a hearty conversation between Rupa and Imtiaz on various ways travel helps people discover their true selves. The celebrated director has woven soul searching tales through travel in his films. It is travel that helps in underlining the unrest within his characters at the start of his stories.They aren't struggling against the world; their conflict is internal.
Elements of a similar narrative run through NRI author Rupa Bhullar's novel where the protagonist grapples with her vertical fall, from glittering heights to abysmal depths. Rupa's book is a colorful odyssey weaved with the fabric of culture, heritage, simplicity and celebration of life. The Indigo Sun will take readers on a beautiful journey of love, self-discovery and happiness.
Commenting on the book launch Imtiaz Ali said, "The first time I spoke to Rupa, I could really connect to her and her passion for this story. There was something familiar in her voice that convinced me to attend this event. When someone writes a story, it is not because they know everything. It is an attempt to find answers. The Indigo Sun is one such book that will take you on a journey and inspire you to find your own answers."
Speaking on the launch of her debut novel, an elated Rupa Bhullar said "It is the beauty of travel that inspired me to write this book and I am delighted to launch my book with Imtiaz Ali. It was Tamasha and the story of Ved that inspired me to write this book. Since I watched the film, I realised that I cannot not write the story of Maya and this story is completely dedicated to Imtiaz Ali."
Readers across the world can pick up their copy of The Indigo Sun from bookstores or any online stores and read the enchanting tale of Maya.