Book on Nasir Husain to be launched in Mumbai

Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) “Music, Masti, Modernity – The Cinema of Nasir Husain”, a book based on the legendary filmmaker Nasir Husain, will be launched at the upcoming Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star here on October 22.

To celebrate the launch of the book, written by Akshay Manwani, Nasir Husain’s cult musical hit film “Teesri Manzil” will be screened at the event.

The book launch will be followed by a panel discussion about Nasir Husain’s cinema and how it has shaped generations of directors.

The moderator for the panel will be author and documentary filmmaker Nasreen Munni Kabir. The panel will include superstar and Nasir Husain’s nephew Aamir Khan, director and Nasir Husain’s son Mansoor Khan, Manwani and producer Nuzhat Khan.

Manwani said in a statement: “Researching and writing the book on Nasir Husain and his cinema has been an enlightening and delightful experience.”

“The opportunity to re-examine the wonderful history of Hindi cinema and the chance to interview stalwarts such as Aamir Khan, Mansoor Khan, Asha Parekh, Jeetendra and Javed Akhtar really made this entire journey one of a kind.”

Jio MAMI with Star, Festival Director, Anupama Chopra said that “Teesri Manzil” is such a “potent cocktail of music, suspense and romance”.

“I’m thrilled that we are launching Akshay Manwani’s book on the cinema of Nasir Husain at the festival.”

–IANS

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