Actor Ssharad Malhotra speaks to Manasi Y Mastakar about his reading habits, likes and more…
I read a lot of non-fiction and I enjoy reading biographies, inspirational and spiritual books. I have read biographies of Rajesh Khanna, Karan Johar, Charlie Chaplin, Sachin Tendulkar and Adolf Hitler – I like reading about Adolf Hitler. I am also reading Your Personal Guide to Big Success by Dale Carnegie, which is about controlling your rage and redirecting it in a most constructive manner. I have also read some books by Dan Brown. I have also read and liked The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck – you don’t have to know what people think about you all the time.
Dan Brown…because I am currently reading his books and he is very good with words.
A time to read
These days I have been shooting too much, but I try to read books whenever I have time off.
I don’t get time to read much so it depends on what book I come by.
My friends know I like reading so they gift or recommend books to me.
Between e-books and physical books I prefer a physical book.
Your Personal Guide to Big Success by Dale Carnegie.
There was a book which I had read when I had just got into the field of acting. It was An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski, which I used to carry everywhere. That book was considered as a Bible and somebody told me that if you read it you will become a good actor. However, I read only a few pages and could not finish the whole book back then. But lately, I went back to the book and finally managed to complete reading it after 12 years!
A book adaptation I loved
The Jungle Book.
A classic I claimed to have read
I actually don’t do that. If I haven’t read a book, I never claim to have read it.
How To Get What You Want And Want What You Have by John Grey.