Akshat Gupta, author of ‘The Hidden Hindu’. Also a Bollywood screenwriter, lyricist, and poet based in Mumbai. Akshat has more than 5 films in his bag, including 2 with T-Series and others with known production houses of Bollywood.
How did your journey as an author begin?
AG: I began writing for my son. He loved watching all the fictional stories and was a huge fan of Marvel, DC, Harry potter and others. In 2014, I came to Mumbai leaving behind my restaurant business and started a new journey as a writer. Initially it was a little difficult but slowly and steadily things lead me to the right path in life.
Have you ever considered writing under a pseudonym, and why or why not?
AG: I have never considered writing under a pseudonym. There are no reasons behind it.
The cover of the book is quite interesting and eye catching, would you like to tell us more about it?
AG: Yes, the cover was created by a guy named Sangram and Mr. Neeraj, all the credits to them. We have been getting amazing responses about the cover and we are happy how it came out as well.
Tell us a bit about the Symbols that is in the end of the book ?
AG: The symbol as a whole covers the entire journey of ‘The Hidden Hindu’. Each and every element carved on the symbol has a specific relevance and importance to the story. That’s all I can add to this question as I don’t want to become the spoiler of my own story.
What was the thought process when you introduced Subhash Chandra Bose character’s ?
AG: There have been talks and theories about the end of the great Subash Chandra Bose, but it was never confirmed. Many characters in our story including Subash Chandra Bose were essential in the creation of the story. As all the things mentioned about the Hindu scriptures and history are facts and not fiction and our story revolves around the same.
Tell us about the future literary projects that you are working on.
AG: We are working on a lot of things, and I hope that the next literary piece comes out soon for the people to read.