B L Gautam expects film from his book, promotes with music videos

By S B Sharma

Mumbai, Aug 31, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) B.L.Gautam,who begin his career working as a Customs Officer and retired with a VRS. In custom he worked 20 years in custom’s intelligent departments. After retiring, he took up the position of Vice president in Zee TV and went on to become the director. He produced movie 'Khosla Ka Ghosla,'for Zee TV. Then he went on to become COO of B4U. After that he was appointed senior vice president in UTV. His next venture as a producer for UTV was 'A Wednesday,' featuring Anupam Kher and Nasir. Currently he is the Director of Mumbai Mantra, the media arm of Mahindra & Mahindra Group.

Continuing with his love for writing, this year in February he released a novel 'Andy Leelu,' which was published by and Indian and an American publishers. The novel saw sailed of 10,000 copies. Now,B.L.Gautam Hasfinished his second book in English, 'Mohammed a Mechanic and Mary a Maid.' It consists of 5 stories titled Mohammed a Mechanic and Mary a Maid, Easy Savitri, Invisible Rendition, Love Story (1973 - 99) and Fool' Promise, in addition to theme story.

To promote both books, B.L. Gautam has adopted a unique method. He has &commissioned a song which mentions both his books i.e. Andy Leelu &'Mohammed a Mechanic and Mary a Maid and will make it a music video, which will be distributed to all the music channels & You Tube. B.L.Gautam says that the world has changed. Without right promotion, nothing sells. We writers should adopt newer methods of making books popular. Literature is dying. My book is expected to be made as a movie and I am already in talks with some producers."