MUMBAI, (GNI): (L-R) Jyotin Goel, Juhi Chawla and Jugal Hansraj at the launch of the book ‘Bheem – Destiny’s Warrior’ in Mumbai – photo by Sumant Gajinkar
MUMBAI, (GNI): Juhi Chawla holding the book ‘Bheem – Destiny’s Warrior’ during the launch of book ‘BHEEM’ in Mumbai- photo by Sumant Gajinkar
‘Bheem: Destiny’s Warrior’, a thrilling novel by author/filmmaker Jyotin Goel transports the legendary warriors Bheem and Ashvatthama through time to the 21st Century.
Published by Penguin Random House India, the book has just been released
Actor/director Jugal Hansraj addressed the audience acting as a moderator
Indian film director Ashim Samant, Congress MP Priya Dutt and noted film critique Bhawna Somaaya, graced the event with their presence
MUMBAI, (GNI): Juhi Chawla highlighted engrossing sections of Jyotin Goel’s new book, ‘Bheem – Destiny’s Warrior’ during a book launch cum book reading session held at Title Waves, Bandra. Several bibliophiles from the city came together to take part in the literary gathering. The actress read selected passages from the book, her dramatic rendering and the enthralling content immediately riveting listeners.
Officiating as moderator, actor/director Jugal Hansraj maintained the flow of the event and coordinated the post-reading question-and-answer session with smooth professionalism. Indian film director Ashim Samant, Congress MP Priya Dutt and noted film critique Bhawna Somaaya, graced the event with their presence Several questions relating to the uniqueness of the novel’s concept and its fascinating narrative came up, which Jyotin Goel and Juhi Chawla answered with incisiveness and humour.
Commenting on the book Juhi said “I am a fan of Jyotin’s writing. I have begun reading ‘Bheem-Destiny’s Warrior’ and I’m glued to it! I just can’t seem to put it down!”
“I was intrigued by the idea of using the epic hero Bheem as the protagonist of a thriller set in the modern era. From the excited stir the book is causing among readers, it is increasingly evident that I was right!” said Jyotin.
That many book lovers seemed to agree was obvious from the never-ending queues that formed for the post-event book signing by Jyotin Goel, Juhi Chawla and Jugal Hansraj.
About Mr. Jyotin Goel: Jyotin Goel launched his film production firm in 1985, positioning himself at the cutting edge of the industry. He has personally directed the stylish hits Inaam Dus Hazaar and Zahreelay, as also the star vehicle Safari. Beyond feature films, Jyotin Goel wrote and directed India’s first sci-fi TV series, the path-breaking Antariksh (for Star TV), winning the Sansui and Indian Television Academy awards for special effects. Reiterating his commitment to innovation, Jyotin Goel entered the field of 3D animation with his exciting feature film Bird Idol (a Warner Bros presentation). He also directed the zany comedy Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke (2013), and is the series director on the animated series Sheikh Chilli and Friendz, currently the highest rated show on the Discovery Kids channel. Mr. Goel features regularly on the Indian Film Industry’s panel for the selection of its official film entry for the Oscars. Jyotin Goel is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, and holds a B.A. degree in English Literature.
About Bheem – Destiny’s Warrior: From the ancient battlefields of Lanka and Kurukshetra arises a deadly threat to the modern world. Only one man is bold enough to confront it – THE LEGENDARY WARRIOR BHEEM! As Mandodari, the queen of Lanka, watches the destruction of her golden kingdom, her fury erupts as a curse. Morphing into an incurable virus, the blight takes root in the vaanars and sets out on a destructive path through the centuries. Unknown to present-day humans, the seed of their total annihilation has already been sown. Ripping through the vortex of time, Bheemarrives in the twenty-first century to seek out the only four humans who, with their natural immunity, can help develop an antidote. However, his quest becomes a perilous race against time, for a sworn enemy from the past – Ashvatthama – has also journeyed to the present to prevent the cure from being found. Amid the glitter and chaos of modern India, an ancient war reaches its cataclysmic finale. Ends