The Fame Game actor is ‘very happy’ to share the news that his new book, Titli, is launching soon
Just when you thought that he is melting our hearts with some enchanting pictures of Kashmir this winter, actor-filmmaker Manav Kaul shares an even more exciting news - his latest novel, Titli, is launching soon. Yes, he made that announcement too from the snow-clad Valley, where he seems to be making the most of this season. Check out his pictures on Instagram. Known for his works in projects like Tumhari Sulu, Music Teacher (Netflix), Badla, Thappad, Saina, Ajeeb Daastaans (Netflix), Dybbuk (Amazon Prime Video), Jalsa (Amazon Prime Video), Ghoul (Netflix), Nail Polish (Zee5) and The Fame Game (Netflix), Manav is also a noted playwright, author and poet.
In fact, his critically acclaimed film Tathagat, which was released on MUBI India and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video, is also written by him. The film stars Harish Khanna, Ashwath Bhatt and Sayani Gupta. Manav, who is often appreciated for his command over slow-burn stories, feels that the digital medium has opened the door for every artist. “OTT is not just about actors. Rather, it’s about every creative person in the field of cinema - from directors and DOPs to the other members of the technical crew. Many of them are now thriving, as they have got more opportunities to express their potential. I feel the first demand of OTT is to showcase something original and new,” the actor was quoted in an interview with Hindustan Times.
He is also happy to see more women writers coming to the fore now. “Compared to earlier times, there are more stories about women as well as more women-led projects. Women finally have a chance to tell their stories,” he added. He also credited his gaining prominence in the entertainment industry to the all-encompassing digital space. “Finally, things are working for me. People realised I could deliver different kinds of roles and range of performances,” he further said during the interview.
Cut to this upcoming book, Manav took to Instagram to announce the news through a reel, in which he was seen frolicking in the snow. He captioned the short clip in Hindi that roughly translates to, “I am very happy, because my new - Titli - is releasing soon.”
Among the other books that he has written are Theek Tumhare Peeche, Prem Kabootar, Tumhare Baare Mein, Bahut Door, Kitna Door Hota Hai, Chalta Phirta Pret, Antima, Karta Ne Karm Se, Shirt Ka Teesra Button and Rooh. The last two titles were released in 2022. His plays - Park, Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane and Ilhaam - are considered masterpieces in the world of Indian theatre.