Kunal Nayyar to launch his quirkily named book today

first_imgThere’s no way you haven’t ever empathised with Raj (from Big Bang Theory) just a little. Our heart went out to him the day he declared he couldn’t speak in front of women. But things changed, of course, especially when Kunal Nayyar (Raj) joined social media and we saw the man before and after the tacky cut-sleeve sweaters and pushed back side-partition hair. We saw the curly haired, caramel-coloured dude that Nayyar-a Delhi boy-had grown to become. His butterfly moment, indeed.Today, Nayyar, being his ever-so-candid self, is releasing his first book, a “memoir” that goes by the name of Yes, My Accent Is Real. In the book, the actor talks about his life instances, and–no points for guessing–his thick, Indian accent.   “I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to tell people that my pure Delhi, St Columba’s School accent is the real deal, not something I consciously practice to sound more “Indian” or to make fun of Indian accents – like, say, the Apu character in The Simpsons,” Nayyar told the Times of India.Also Read: Kunal Nayyar pays tribute to Big Bang Theory co-star In this revealing collection of essays written in his irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating voice, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton, to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV’s most-watched sitcom since Friends…advertisement”Sometimes people ask me, ‘Why are you writing a memoir? You’re only thirty-three.’ This is not a memoir. I’m not a president, or an astronaut, or a Kardashian. This is a collection of stories from my life,” Nayyar adds.last_img read more