Soha Ali Khan pens book on being ‘moderately famous’ celebrity


Actress Soha Ali Khan has decided to try her hands at writing, following the footsteps of Sonali Bendre, Shilpa Shetty and Twinkle Khanna. Soha will be writing about the ‘humourous, and sometimes bizarre’ experiences from her personal life as a royal princess and a ‘moderately famous’ celebrity, as she likes to call herself.

Titled ‘The Perils of Being Moderately Famous’, the book has been acquired by Penguin India and will be released later this year.

The ‘Rang De Basanti’ actress also shared about it with her fans on social media. Soha posted a picture of her seated with a shelf full of books behind her, on Instagram and wrote, “Excited, and a little bit nervous, to announce my book 'The Perils of Being Moderately Famous' with @PenguinIndia. She also shared the link of the publishing company’s link about her book.  

Speaking about her new venture, Soha said, “If I had a dollar for every person who told me to write a book, I would have umm...six dollars. I do love to read and I do that quite well (510 words a minute), so it can’t be much harder to write, right? I also have some time on my hands, as most actors often do (stop sniggering).”

“I can use this time creatively to pen down memories, some insights from what surely must be a life less ordinary. I am a princess (her official title is Nawabzadi Soha Ali Khan of Pataudi and Bhopal) after all,” she said.

However, she cautioned that she won’t be revealing about her sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor’s beauty secrets or her brother Saif Ali Khan’s fitness tricks.

“If you are hoping I will reveal the secret behind Kareena’s glowing complexion or how Bhai trains for an action film then, I am afraid you are barking up the wrong book. Although, in its pages there may be a passing reference to some of the idiosyncrasies of the more famous members of my family, the bulk of it, I’m afraid, is about...well, me. Just me,” she added.

Soha, who holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, was last seen in ‘31st October’, which was based on true events that happened in the aftermath of late prime minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination in 1984.