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Kajol, Ayushmann, Dia and Richa Chadha talks about their best friend books on World Book Day!

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Books are said to be man’s best friend and a book is a window to the world, to a writer’s soul and to any universe you want to possibly go to. Books have a very interesting way of influencing people’s lives, sometimes while they are reading it and many other times it is after they’ve finished the book and look back to think on the things they remember from it.
 
Today, on World Book Day, a few of our favourite actors speak about their favourite books and how it influenced and affected them when they read it.
RICHA CHADHA RICHA CHADHA
RICHA CHADHA
Richa Chadha: I read 'Autobiography of a Yogi' at a delicate time in my life, my father introduced me to it. I read a chapter on faith and something shifted in me. It was the first thick non fiction book I completed after starting. I ended up gifting lots of copies to friends. I refer to it many times in a year.
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PANKAJ TRIPATHI PANKAJ TRIPATHI
PANKAJ TRIPATHI
Pankaj Tripathi: The book that influenced me the most is Raag Darbari by Shiv Lal Shukl. The side of my personality that is satirical and humorous grew in leaps and bounds once I read this book. There are so many other books as well. That is the beauty of book, every single one of them teaches you something or the other.
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ARUNODAY SINGH ARUNODAY SINGH
ARUNODAY SINGH
Arunoday Singh: The book that changed my perspective on life was introduced to me by my middle school World Religion and Ethics teacher, Mr. John Chote. It was a collection of poems by Jalaluddin Rumi translated by Coleman Barks. I had always loved reading since I was a very little boy, and I had read widely and voraciously. But it wasn’t until that book, that I ever became aware of their ability to heal and comfort all the formless aches in our soul. It was until that book that I believed words could weave magic spells too.
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SUMEET VYAAS SUMEET VYAAS
SUMEET VYAAS
Sumeet Vyaas: “Animal Farm by George Orwell changed the way I see the world and ‘What I talk about when I talk about running’ by Haruki Murakami shaped the way I narrate a story(Pun intended)”
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ALI FAZAL ALI FAZAL
ALI FAZAL
Ali Fazal: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. The book is a conversation between a gorilla and a man. And it has to be read to be comprehended. It made me realise how unimportant the human species is. It talks about everything and yet nothing at all. Nothingness and fullness and their co existence. It was suggested to me by renowned stage director, Arghya Lahiri"

Dia Mirza posted on social media about the books she love, apart from that Kajol, Tamannah Bhatia, Ayushmaan Khurrana and many more shared on their social media posts and wrote how much are they value books and why its essential to read a book.
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(With Inputs From Ruchita Mishra)
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