Mohanlal is a proud father as his daughter Vismaya Mohanlal’s poetry book Grains of Stardust as it hit the stands on February 14. The actor had recently taken to Facebook to announce the release of Vismaya’s book.
Along with a link to pre-order Grains of Stardust, Mohanlal wrote, “It’s a proud moment for me as a father to announce the release of my daughter’s book ‘GRAINS OF STARDUST’ on the 14th of February. A book of poetry and art published by Penguin India. Wishing her all the best in this endeavour.”
The book, published by Penguin Random House India is a collection of her painting and poetry, encompassing ideas of love, art and creativity.
"''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, told PTI.
"I wrote a lot of them when I was younger and it was only when I looked through some old sketchbooks that I got the idea from my brother to put some of them together and make a little artsy book," she added.
The book's foreword is written by her actor father 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," writes the 60-year-old actor.