“Aashiqui” girl Anu Aggarwal tells the fascinating story of her self-discovery, a near-death experience and amazing recovery in her autobiography which also includes details of the men in her life, from millionaire jet-setters to superyogis.
“Anusual: Memoir of a Girl Who Came Back from the Dead”, according to Anu, is the story of a girl who was broken into a million pieces but is alive to tell the tale of how, like in a jigsaw puzzle, she brought the separated parts together back again.
It is the story of the dusky Delhi girl who went to Mumbai and became an international model, and then a star with her very first Bollywood movie “Aashiqui” in 1990 only to chuck it all up and join a yogashram in Uttarakhand.
Coming back to Mumbai, she was involved in a horrifying car crash in 1999 that put her in a coma for 29 days. Miraculously, she recovered and put the pieces of her life back together, first taking sanyas and then returning to Mumbai to teach yoga.
In the book, published by HarperCollins, Anu says she feels fortunate to “not have left a leaf unturned, or a button unhooked in my exploration of sexuality, sensuality, or just an honest human connect with members of the opposite sex”.