Nowhere to Somewhere: A Book on Meena Kumari Coming Soon

Dhruvi Shah , 09 May 2011
Meena Kumari in Pakeezah
Meena Kumari in Pakeezah
Barkha Roy
Barkha Roy

Popular yesteryear actress, the late Meena Kumari was also referred to as tragedy queen. Her on-screen personality was enigmatic but her personal life has remained a mystery. The buzz is Meena Kumari’s stepson Shandar Amrohi is set to encapsulate his encounter with the actress in a book tentatively titled Nowhere to Somewhere. It will be penned by yesteryear filmmaker Barkha Roy, actress Reena Roy‘s sister. A source said, “It is well known that Kamaal Amrohi had had two marriages. Though Amrohi’s first wife, Mehmoodi, gave birth to Shandar, he was close to Meena Kumari too. Shandar has already shared with Barkha his personal encounters with Meena who found them to be very emotional and touching. There are a lot of things not known about Meena Kumari. Shandar hopes that the book will show the late actress in a completely different light.

Barkha Roy and Shandar Amrohi
Barkha Roy and Shandar Amrohi

Shandar Amrohi has confirmed the speculation, “Yes, it is true that my biography is being penned by Barkha which largely talks about Meena Kumari. The actress has played a very important role in my upbringing and this is my ode to her.” Barkha seconded, “Shandar and I have been friends. When he mentioned the idea of writing his biography, I was apprehensive. But when he narrated his encounters with Meenaji, I was shocked. I knew I had to write this book. In fact, I have already completed a major part of the book and it should be ready in two months’ time.” Looking forward to it!

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