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Mayank Shekhar

Mayank Shekhar

Mayank Shekhar is an award-winning journalist, podcaster, and author, most recently of Name Place Animal Thing, nonfiction on India, and mass culture. He’s currently an editor with Mid Day newspaper, where you can read his popular weekly column, “MS Word.”


Stories I Must Tell

Kabir Bedi in conversation with Mayank Shekhar

Charismatic actor Kabir Bedi's candid and moving memoir, Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor, is a compelling account of his turbulent professional and personal life. From the fascinating love story of his legendary parents to his own intense relationships with the late Protima Bedi and Parveen Babi and his marriage to Parveen Dusanj, he shares insights into the rollercoaster of his life and the lessons he has learnt. Bedi's career includes roles in Ashanti, Thief of Baghdad and Khoon Bhari Maang, among others. In a compelling conversation with film critic Mayank Shekhar, Bedi talks about the stories behind the stories and the sources of his inspirations and beliefs.