‘Talent is hereditary’: Amitabh Bachchan praises Mohanlal’s daughter's book

The book hit the stands on February 14


Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to send his best wishes for Mohanlal's daughter Vismaya's new book titled Grains of Stardust.

Sharing the cover page of ‘Grains of Stardust’, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “MohanLal, superstar of Malayalam Cinema and one that I have immense admiration of , sends me a book, “Grains of Stardust”, written & illustrated by his daughter Vismaya.. A most creative sensitive journey of poems and paintings.. Talent is hereditary ! My best wishes”

The book, published by Penguin Random House India, hit the stands on February 14. Mohanlal had unveiled the book and said it was a proud moment for him as a father. "'Grains of Stardust' came together unexpectedly. I didn't sit down with the intention to write a poetry book. As you'll see when you read them, they are very simply written. They are poems that I sometimes typed out on my phone waiting for the subway or while I was listening to a beat that I liked, or words that came to me when I was looking at a painting or at nature," Vismaya, an artist whose interests lie in the realms of fine art, poetry and performance, had said earlier.

The book's foreword is written by Mohanlal. "Offering a unique expression of thought reflecting feeling more than meaning, 'Grains of Stardust' is a synesthetic stream of consciousness that does not distinguish between journey and destination, but meanders unchecked upon the river of human emotion," he wrote.