Replete with untold stories and unseen photos, "The Non-Conformist" will give readers an intimate glimpse of Balraj Sahni as a man and an actor, as a husband and a friend, as a parent and a patriot, the publisher, Penguin, said in a statement.
Sahni's performances in Indian classics such as "Do Bigha Zamin" (Bimal Roy/1953) and "Garam Hawa" (M.S. Sathyu/1974) are considered master-classes in the art of acting. His contribution to the performative arts has not only inspired many other actors but also earned him lifelong admiration from a host of actors such as Amitabh Bachchan and Om Puri among others.
In his foreword to the book, renowned actor Amitabh Bachchan shares his experiences with Sahni, commemorating the late actor's contribution to Indian cinema.
Milee Ashwarya, publisher, Ebury Publishing and Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House India, said "'The Non-Conformist' is a personal, intimate and real portrayal of an iconic star who left us too early. Balraj Sahni was known for his simplicity, sincerity, talent and non-conformism, and in the book his son Parikshit Sahni paints a moving picture of the man, actor, father, colleague and friend who continues to touch many lives. It has been my pleasure and honour to work with Parikshit Sahni on the book and I am delighted and proud to have it on our list."
The book is available for pre-order on e-commerce websites.