Ramesh Sippy to pen his cinematic experiences in a book
He is the man behind cinematic classics like “Sholay”, “Shakti” and “Seeta Aur Geeta”, and even set a benchmark for the small screen with family drama “Buniyaad”. Now, Ramesh Sippy has set out to pen his experiences in a book and is hoping it will hold the people’s interest.
“I am writing a book on my experiences, a book on all the films that I have done. It will be out hopefully by the end of this year,” Sippy said.
How is it turning out to be? “Predictions, predictions, predictions,” he responded elusively. Be it Karan Johar’s much talked-about biography “An Unsuitable Boy”, Yasser Usman’s “Rekha: The Untold Story” or actor Rishi Kapoor’s autobiography “Khullam Khulla”, celebrities are telling their Bollywood stories in an uncensored style.
Sippy says he is trying his best to come out with a book which satiates people’s quest to get their hands on the film industry’s inside truth. “I will try to do my best. I hope people find it interesting. I think I have the capacity to come out with something that people want to read about… With the kind of details people want to know. So, if I can write it in an interesting manner, I am sure people will like it too,” the 70-year-old said.
If one goes back in time to trace his journey in the world of entertainment, he started quite young. The son of late legendary filmmaker-producer G.P. Sippy, he even came in front of the camera as a child artiste for “Bewaqoof” in 1960. As a director, he is known for films like “Andaz”, “Shakti”, “Saagar”, “Zameen”, “Bhrashtachar” and “Zamaana Deewana”, but the star attraction of his filmography is “Sholay”. As a producer, Sippy has backed projects like “Brahmachari”, “Bluffmaster!”, “Taxi No. 9 2 11”, “Chandni Chowk to China” and “Sonali Cable”.
His last directorial was the 1995 release “Zamaana Deewana”, and his comeback film as a director was “Shimla Mirchi”, which is yet to release. “The film is complete and is with Viacom18. We will take a call on when it will be released. At this point of time, I don’t have perfect information about when it is going to release,” Sippy said.