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‘I might write a cop-drama next’

DNMUM405425 | 1/13/2018 | Author : Deepali Singh | WC :600

Author Bilal Siddiqi’s debut book, The Bard of Blood, is all set to be adapted into a web series

Q & A: Bilal Siddiqi
As a child, Bilal Siddiqi was an avid reader and bibliophile. Whether it was Tintin or Asterix or books by author Richmal Crompton, little Bilal would devour them all. But, it was in class seven that he read a book that would have a long- lasting impact on him. “It was The Godfather,” he says. And before you can
exclaim how a boy that young was allowed to read the book that’s an extremely violent account of a fictional Mafia family, Bilal reveals that when his dad did not allow him to buy it from the bookstore, he would just visit the store and read it there itself! “I started to understand a lot of things they had kept away from me,” he laughs.
When he was in college, the then 19-year-old assisted author Hussain Zaidi on
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