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Kabir Bedi, an international star and a man—like all men—with strengths and frailties.

As Kabir bares his soul, the stories come tumbling out. That first magical encounter with the Beatles as a student in Delhi. The sudden move to Bombay, away from home, friends and college. His exciting years in advertising, his extraordinarily successful career abroad and his many painful setbacks. His relationships with the irrepressible Protima Bedi and the dazzling Parveen Babi that changed the course of his life. Of the scars they left, and the trauma of three divorces, and how he finally found fulfilment. And why his beliefs have changed.

These are tumultuous stories set in Hollywood, Bollywood and Europe. The joys of blazing new trails abroad, and the dangers of them. He also tells the fascinating love story of his Indian father, a philosopher in Europe, and his British-born mother, the world’s highest-ranked Buddhist nun. And most poignant of all, the battle to save his schizophrenic son.

Stories I Must Tell is the unusually candid and compelling memoir of a man who holds nothing back, in love or in storytelling. It is the story of a middle-class boy from Delhi whose career now spans the globe. Equally, it is the tale of how he survived the roller-coaster journey of the making, unmaking and remaking of him as a person.

Review

‘Thoughtful, brave, full of insights about life… and utterly honest, Kabir Bedi’s memoir is unlike anything you would expect from a Bollywood personality. But then Bedi, who has worked in Hollywood and continues to be wildly famous in Italy, has always been different from the other stars of his generation. Page after page bristling with sparkling stories from the vastness and scope of an extraordinary life. From his experiences as a child monk in Burma, to encounters with Gina Lollobrigida and Fellini, Krishnamurthy, Audrey Hepburn and Lady Diana, Kabir has written with a rare honesty, courage and sensitivity, not usually associated with those in showbiz.’- Hindustan Times

‘Bedi peppers his stories with cogent quotes from… letters and works, quotes which enlighten, explain, expose, expand on and emotionally impact on the reader.’ - The Wire

‘The stories of Bedi’s trail-blazing escapades as an actor alone make the book a must read. What makes it fascinating are the insights Bedi offers into himself and people around him. He writes candidly and often searchingly and poignantly.’– The Week

‘Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey Of An Actor reads like a romcom, an action movie, a documentary and a tragedy, all melting into the narrative arc of the life of an actor. A fast-paced book that is packed with life choices and lessons, ups and downs, details and revelations.’ -The Hindu

‘A pulsating heart, a thinking mind, a contemplative soul and above all, a raconteur. The beauty is how Kabir weaves it all together in a language that has the felicity of a writer and eloquence of a storyteller. Reflecting upon one man’s journey, it illumines life in its entirety and complexity.’ – The Tribune

‘Honest, scathing, and laden with one fascinating anecdote after another, Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor is everything that you expect from a good biography and beyond.’ - The Quint

‘Kabir Bedi, an icon of Indian entertainment and the original crossover star, has been an important part of the GQ India story. We heartily recommend this evocative memoir to readers everywhere, a thoughtful account of an extraordinary life, presented at its most candid and cathartic’- GQ India

‘Without a doubt Kabir Bedi's autobiography is the uncontested champ of the film star memoirs.’ - The Daily Guardian

About the Author

Kabir Bedi is known worldwide for his roles in The Bold and the Beautiful, the James Bond film Octopussy, his European series Sandokan, and his Bollywood blockbuster Khoon Bhari Maang. He has done many fil ms and television series in Bollywood, Europe and Hollywood. His credits include starring with Michael Caine in Ashanti and Roddy McDowall in Thief of Baghdad, and playing the title role in the Italian film The Black Pirate (Il Corsaro Nero). On American television, he has acted in Highlander, Murder She Wrote, Magnum, P.I. , Dynasty and many HBO mini-series. On stage, he starred in John Murrell’s Taj at the Luminato Festival in Canada, and M.M. Kaye’s The Far Pavilions in London’s West End. In India, he has done close to seventy Bollywood films, famously starring with Rekha in Khoon Bhari Maang.

Kabir is known for his philanthropic and social causes. He is the Honorary Brand Ambassador of SightSavers India, which gives sight to the visually challenged, and of Care & Share Italia, which educates and looks after street children, from school to university, in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Kabir lives with his wife Parveen Dusanj, a producer, in Juhu, Mumbai. He is writing his next book, continues to act and is a commentator on television. He voices ad films and documentaries, and travels regularly to his three favourite cities, Rome, London and Los Angeles. For Kabir, all the world’s a stage.

About Kabir Bedi

Kabir Bedi now a debut author with his best-selling autobiography, “Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor” described by The Week as a ‘must read’, is an actor with a career that spans three continents in three mediums: film, television and theatre.

Kabir starred with Michael Caine in Ashanti, and Roddy McDowell in Thief of Baghdad. He played the title role in the Italian film The Black Pirate (Il Corsaro Nero). On American television, he has acted in popular series like Highlander, Murder She Wrote, Magnum P.I. and Dynasty, and many HBO mini-series. On stage, he starred in John Murrell’s TAJ at the Luminato Festival in Canada, and M.M Kaye’s Far Pavilions in London’s West End. In India, he has acted in over 65 Bollywood films.

The cover of Kabir's memoir was launched by GQ India and India’s superstar Salman Khan: “We heartily recommend this evocative memoir to readers everywhere, a thoughtful account of an extraordinary life, presented at its most candid and cathartic,” said GQ India.

Later, the book was officially launched by global star Priyanka Chopra Jonas. “This book is quite a read… filled with stories that take you on an emotional rollercoaster. You feel every emotion. I would recommend everyone to go and grab it.” said Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

A Knight of the Italian Republic, Kabir lives with his wife Parveen Dusanj, a producer, on Juhu Beach in Mumbai. He travels regularly to his three favourite cities, Rome, London and Los Angeles, continues to act and is busy working on his next book.

To know more visit his website: KabirBedi.com

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Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor

Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor

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  • Author: Kabir Bedi
  • Publisher: Westland
  • No. of Pages: 324
  • ISBN: 9789390679409

Book Description

Kabir Bedi, an international star and a man—like all men—with strengths and frailties.

As Kabir bares his soul, the stories come tumbling out. That first magical encounter with the Beatles as a student in Delhi. The sudden move to Bombay, away from home, friends and college. His exciting years in advertising, his extraordinarily successful career abroad and his many painful setbacks. His relationships with the irrepressible Protima Bedi and the dazzling Parveen Babi that changed the course of his life. Of the scars they left, and the trauma of three divorces, and how he finally found fulfilment. And why his beliefs have changed.

These are tumultuous stories set in Hollywood, Bollywood and Europe. The joys of blazing new trails abroad, and the dangers of them. He also tells the fascinating love story of his Indian father, a philosopher in Europe, and his British-born mother, the world’s highest-ranked Buddhist nun. And most poignant of all, the battle to save his schizophrenic son.

Stories I Must Tell is the unusually candid and compelling memoir of a man who holds nothing back, in love or in storytelling. It is the story of a middle-class boy from Delhi whose career now spans the globe. Equally, it is the tale of how he survived the roller-coaster journey of the making, unmaking and remaking of him as a person.

Review

‘Thoughtful, brave, full of insights about life… and utterly honest, Kabir Bedi’s memoir is unlike anything you would expect from a Bollywood personality. But then Bedi, who has worked in Hollywood and continues to be wildly famous in Italy, has always been different from the other stars of his generation. Page after page bristling with sparkling stories from the vastness and scope of an extraordinary life. From his experiences as a child monk in Burma, to encounters with Gina Lollobrigida and Fellini, Krishnamurthy, Audrey Hepburn and Lady Diana, Kabir has written with a rare honesty, courage and sensitivity, not usually associated with those in showbiz.’- Hindustan Times

‘Bedi peppers his stories with cogent quotes from… letters and works, quotes which enlighten, explain, expose, expand on and emotionally impact on the reader.’ - The Wire

‘The stories of Bedi’s trail-blazing escapades as an actor alone make the book a must read. What makes it fascinating are the insights Bedi offers into himself and people around him. He writes candidly and often searchingly and poignantly.’– The Week

‘Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey Of An Actor reads like a romcom, an action movie, a documentary and a tragedy, all melting into the narrative arc of the life of an actor. A fast-paced book that is packed with life choices and lessons, ups and downs, details and revelations.’ -The Hindu

‘A pulsating heart, a thinking mind, a contemplative soul and above all, a raconteur. The beauty is how Kabir weaves it all together in a language that has the felicity of a writer and eloquence of a storyteller. Reflecting upon one man’s journey, it illumines life in its entirety and complexity.’ – The Tribune

‘Honest, scathing, and laden with one fascinating anecdote after another, Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor is everything that you expect from a good biography and beyond.’ - The Quint

‘Kabir Bedi, an icon of Indian entertainment and the original crossover star, has been an important part of the GQ India story. We heartily recommend this evocative memoir to readers everywhere, a thoughtful account of an extraordinary life, presented at its most candid and cathartic’- GQ India

‘Without a doubt Kabir Bedi's autobiography is the uncontested champ of the film star memoirs.’ - The Daily Guardian

About the Author

Kabir Bedi is known worldwide for his roles in The Bold and the Beautiful, the James Bond film Octopussy, his European series Sandokan, and his Bollywood blockbuster Khoon Bhari Maang. He has done many fil ms and television series in Bollywood, Europe and Hollywood. His credits include starring with Michael Caine in Ashanti and Roddy McDowall in Thief of Baghdad, and playing the title role in the Italian film The Black Pirate (Il Corsaro Nero). On American television, he has acted in Highlander, Murder She Wrote, Magnum, P.I. , Dynasty and many HBO mini-series. On stage, he starred in John Murrell’s Taj at the Luminato Festival in Canada, and M.M. Kaye’s The Far Pavilions in London’s West End. In India, he has done close to seventy Bollywood films, famously starring with Rekha in Khoon Bhari Maang.

Kabir is known for his philanthropic and social causes. He is the Honorary Brand Ambassador of SightSavers India, which gives sight to the visually challenged, and of Care & Share Italia, which educates and looks after street children, from school to university, in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Kabir lives with his wife Parveen Dusanj, a producer, in Juhu, Mumbai. He is writing his next book, continues to act and is a commentator on television. He voices ad films and documentaries, and travels regularly to his three favourite cities, Rome, London and Los Angeles. For Kabir, all the world’s a stage.

About Kabir Bedi

Kabir Bedi now a debut author with his best-selling autobiography, “Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor” described by The Week as a ‘must read’, is an actor with a career that spans three continents in three mediums: film, television and theatre.

Kabir starred with Michael Caine in Ashanti, and Roddy McDowell in Thief of Baghdad. He played the title role in the Italian film The Black Pirate (Il Corsaro Nero). On American television, he has acted in popular series like Highlander, Murder She Wrote, Magnum P.I. and Dynasty, and many HBO mini-series. On stage, he starred in John Murrell’s TAJ at the Luminato Festival in Canada, and M.M Kaye’s Far Pavilions in London’s West End. In India, he has acted in over 65 Bollywood films.

The cover of Kabir's memoir was launched by GQ India and India’s superstar Salman Khan: “We heartily recommend this evocative memoir to readers everywhere, a thoughtful account of an extraordinary life, presented at its most candid and cathartic,” said GQ India.

Later, the book was officially launched by global star Priyanka Chopra Jonas. “This book is quite a read… filled with stories that take you on an emotional rollercoaster. You feel every emotion. I would recommend everyone to go and grab it.” said Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

A Knight of the Italian Republic, Kabir lives with his wife Parveen Dusanj, a producer, on Juhu Beach in Mumbai. He travels regularly to his three favourite cities, Rome, London and Los Angeles, continues to act and is busy working on his next book.

To know more visit his website: KabirBedi.com

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