Win Dear Mr. Bachchan: A Bollywood Novel by Saurav Dutt

Win a FREE copy of the Bollywood novel, ‘Dear Mr. Bachchan,’ by Saurav Dutt. The book follows how a young boy from the slums of Mumbai is inspired by Big B.

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"I’m hoping this uplifting story will be a real treasure trove for fans" is giving away an incredible chance to win one free copy of the book, Dear Mr. Bachchan (2020) by the UK and Kolkata based author, Saurav Dutt.

The acclaimed novelist of fiction and non-fiction works had already made a name for himself with his debut book, The Butterfly Room (2015).

On February 25, 2020, Saurav Dutt released Dear Mr. Bachchan, a Bollywood novel. The uplifting book tells the story of a poor 12-year-old Indian boy named Vikram Chopra.

Whilst dreaming to move beyond the Mumbai slums, Vikram finds solace through the films of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan.

The novel even presents Vikram emulating the famous characters of the megastar. This includes the angry young man from Zanjeer (1973) and his entertaining avatar in Amar Akbar Anthony (1977).

In the book, Vikram gets the opportunity to meet the star he idolises very much.

However, the boy is forced to deal with aspirations versus reality, the difficulties of a contemporary India, a critical society, along with a journey to overpower his hardships.

The book is an enlightening analysis into the phenomena of “Indian, Asian and global stardom” and trying to succeed with ones own challenges.

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Saurav Dutt who is also a Human Rights campaigner, speaking about the book says: “Amitabh Bachchan is a superstar in the truest sense of the word.

“His name and face have taken over the hearts of minds of people around the world for over 50 years.”

“I’m hoping this uplifting story will be a real treasure trove for fans and newbies alike, exploring an industry where fashions change every Friday and understanding why and how Amitabh Bachchan has been synonymous with cinematic entertainment for so long.

“The novel will not be purely about the star but talks to the shape of the modern India, how poverty, class and religion fits within the shape of dreams of this rising superpower, as well as the virtues of Bachchan himself, which the boy in the story wishes to emulate.”

The novel is available to purchase worldwide via Amazon, and in India through

Meanwhile, to get your hands on this inspirational and cinematic novel, please enter our competition.

We have one book to give away to one lucky winner.

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One entry will allow you to win one copy of Dear Mr. Bachchan by Saurav Dutt. Duplicate entries will not be accepted.

The competition closes at 12p m on Monday, May 11, 2020. Please read the Terms and Conditions of the competition below before entering.

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