Fakir Hassen, 250 Bollywood Encounters
Fakir Hassen with patron handing over her signed copy of 250 Bollywood Encounters

Fakir Hassen gives back to the community

Fakir Hassen, 250 Bollywood Encounters
Fakir Hassen with patron handing over her signed copy of 250 Bollywood Encounters

Fakir Hassen, acclaimed Bollywood journalist recently launched a 204-page coffee-table book titled “250 Bollywood Encounters” which relates candid experiences with more than 250 people from the Indian cinema industry, largely in a South African context over the past four decades. The publication contains many colourful photographs of South Africans with their idols and has already been hailed in print and electronic media countrywide, as you might have read or seen.

DJ Zuby and Miss India South Africa, Bonnita SampThe book is a non-profit project by the author Fakir Hassen, Editor Advocate Robin Sewlal and Ishwar Govan of Golden Era Printers. The objective is to get as many copies as possible of the book into high school libraries, public libraries and community organisations across the country.  We have already placed copies in all high school libraries in Greater Soweto with support from the Indian High Commission, and will in September do the same in Lenasia and Laudium through the kind co-operation of several local companies.

We are seeking your support for this corporate social investment programme to extend it to schools countrywide. The book is an ideal corporate gift for your select clients, while your purchase simultaneously supports our school scheme.

We therefore cordially invite you to participate in the project in the following way:

Purchase books at the selling price of R200 each, less 25% for twelve (12) or more and 40% for fifty (50) or more for your own use and distribution to clients. The author will personally inscribe a message and sign each book purchased should the names of recipients be furnished, thereby making it a unique gift from you.

We will add one copy of “250 Bollywood Encounters” for every three you purchase to our project as outlined above with an inscription in each denoting that the book has been provided to the library or community organisation through your generosity.  You may also choose to nominate a school or organisation to receive the books. The donations will be done regionally at a public function in association with relevant media houses where you could have a representative to personally hand over the books.

We would of course be pleased to make a copy available to you for evaluation should you be interested in this worthy CSI project.

We look forward to your positive response for this socially-conscious initiative which will provide mutual benefit by showcasing your own corporate image as well as placing into public hands a publication which is a useful and entertaining read regarding the links between South Africa and India in respect of the global phenomenon, Bollywood.

Contact Fakir Hassen below to order your copies of his books.
cell. +27 (0)82 457 3737

About Naufal Khan

Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.