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Priya Malik on turning author: I wanted to be very sure about taking my journey from stage to page

Actor-poet Priya Malik leaves the viewers gasping for extra every time she takes the stage to recite her poems. And she is ready to up her sport this time, as her first e-book as an creator hits the cabinets subsequent yr.

“I was offered the book in 2019, when Aditi Maheshwari from Vaani Prakashan saw me perform, and emailed me regarding writing a book. But back then, I didn’t feel I was ready to do it,” recollects Malik, including, “For taking my journey from stage to page, I wanted to be very sure. I had a few viral poems back then, but I wanted to get better at my craft before bringing my book out. Plus, I wanted to do more stage performances. Now I feel I’m at the perfect point in my life to bring out my book.”

Ask her concerning the strain that comes together with the creator tag, and the way difficult was the method of turning into one, she calls it just like that of writing poems for oneself.

“There’s indeed that pressure when you’re holding a physical copy of your work, however, this book has been marinating in my head since 2019. I always used to say I’ve to be fully pregnant in order to produce a poem. They are always in my head and then one fine day, I type them out,” says Malik. And that’s the case together with her first e-book, too, because it’s been in her “head, heart, body and soul for the last three years”.

Talking concerning the topic she selected for her first e-book, Malik says it’s about ‘love’ and that’s one thing one can by no means get uninterested in.

“What makes it special is that it talks about sufi concept of Ishq (love). There are sever stages in sufi ishq — you have attraction, infatuation, trust, worship, love, passion and then comes death. That is the death of ego because then you become one with person you love. The book is divided into seven parts and each one is beautiful,” shares Malik, hoping that readers, too, will get pleasure from studying that journey and experiencing it.

While as a poet, Malik has given a number of memorable stage performances, as an actor, too, she confirmed her potential in initiatives similar to Sheer Qorma and Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein. Ask her to decide on between the 2 and no doubt, she picks poetry.

“I definitely consider myself a poet first. Poetry came to be before anything. I’ve been reciting poetry ever since I was five. I do enjoy acting, but I’m just a little selective about what acting projects I take. Poetry will always be my first and last love,” she gushes.

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