Sourabh Raaj Jain currently plays Shiv in Siddharth Kumar Tewary‘s Mahakaali Anth Hi Aramabh Hai. The actor shares his love for books in this chat with us.
Since when you developed the habit of reading?
It was only after coming to Mumbai, I started reading books, as at times actors need to wait for a very long time for the next shot, so as to utilize that time I started reading.
What did you use to read as a child?
I loved reading stories, fantasy, and even historical books.
What kind of books do you like to read?
I like to read all kinds, as long as it’s gripping or taking me to some other world or making me learn something new.
Who inspired you to read books?
I started reading due to my own interest.
Who are your favorite authors?
Paulo Coelho, JK Rowling, Prem Chand, Amish and even Chetan Bhagat and much more
Two books which are closest to your heart and why?
Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, It’s a life changer rather enhancer. Shantaram by Gregory David, Life of a foreigner in Mumbai, Mumbai from his eyes and experience makes it an exceptional read.
Do you agree reading books can change a person’s life? If yes how?
Yes totally, it adds a lot of value in terms of all aspects of life.
Do you gift books?
Yes, I do.
Two books you recommend as a must read
Recently I read Shiv Sutras by Sukhbodhananda, it’s a must-read for anybody interested in knowing Shiva. Wings of fire, by Abdul Kalam and Arun Tiwari I believe everyone should read this book for a sheer indomitable spirit of our ex-president.