The Kiss of Life- How a Superhero and my Son defeated Cancer :Book Review

Behind the book

How do you deal with the most difficult moments in your life?

Every experience that we go through changes us and helps us grow. As we learn to laugh and cry, win and lose, share and care, the meaning of life and true happiness unfolds before us. Known for his bold forays into Bollywood, Emraan Hashmi walks us through his memories that have shaped him – from a confused teenager who dabbled in a variety of things to finding his calling to the suave, smart and unorthodox actor he has become today. At the heart of his story lies the most important and transformative experience of his life – the period when his son, Ayaan, was battling with cancer. It reveals the man behind the limitless charm of Emraan Hashmi and how he dealt with his son’s illness. Honest, personal, bold and heart-warming, The Kiss of Life is about an actor and a father’s trials and triumphs.


Anybody’s world would come down to a rubble when they hear their loved one is diagnosed with cancer. When cancer strikes a person it sure does affect the immediate people surrounding the patient. Same was the case with Emraan Hashmi. This book is memoir of Emraan Hashm’s son’s battle with cancer. It is a very short and emotional read. It really touches every reader. Co written by Bilal Siddiqi and Emraan, this book is also a treasure trove for it has few quick tips on preventive measures to fight cancer. I loved the simplicity in the language used in the book. I also admire the courage of the little boy Ayaan. He sure became Ayaan Man in the end. Loved the influence of the superheroes the book had. One should never forget that come what may, we need to arise as super heroes. We have the power in us if we try and will to defeat the hurdles thrown at our way.

Apart from the details memories of Ayaan battling cancer, the book has few pages filled with Emraan’s early life before film, how he is connected to Bollywood and how he met his wife Parveen. I felt this was written to add more chapters in the book.

More Details of the book

Price: Rs.248.90 ( Kindle version)
Copy bought from : Amazon
Actual Price: 399 INR

(c) Reviewed by Sridevi Nayak Karopady

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