Don’t pay heed to toxic critics, Rosyam tells Fattah
a popular new face in the local entertainment scene, Fattah Amin has been criticised by some quarters following the launch of 99 Kata-Kata #QalifModen Fattah Amin, a book filled with his quotes.
They have called him a “selfindulgent upstart” and urged him to wait until he gathers sufficient experience before publishing anything. Some have described his autobiography as “nothing more than an ego trip”.
However, award-winning veteran actor Datuk Rosyam Nor defended his KL Super Force co-star (their new movie is set for release by year’s end).
He said the new actor had every right to write what he wanted.
“There is no law that bans an artiste from coming up with his or her own book, be it an autobiography, storybook or a book of quotes.”
“A new actor like Fattah has a lot of ‘star power’, and goodwill from fans can be translated into this book as a ‘thank you’ for their support.”
Rosyam said there would always be critics — constructive and destructive — who would “review” the book.
“Not all books are welcomed with bouquets. Many writers receive backlash.”
Rosyam published his autobiography Impian Jutawan Budak
Setinggan (A Slum Boy’s Millionaire Dream) last year.
He said while readers generally welcomed his book, with some 33,000 copies sold to date, there were quarters who criticised it.
“Criticism is normal. It is human nature to question things. It doesn’t deter me because I know I’ve written my life story from the heart.
“Fattah has to stay strong and persevere, just as he does in his acting career.
“I’ve heard readers praising him for his honesty in coming out with his book, and how he plans to become a winning actor.”
As for destructive criticisms, Rosyam urged Fattah not to pay heed to them because “toxic”
people had never been of help to anyone.
Fattah had said despite criticism of his book, he would not quit writing about his experiences in showbusiness.
99 Kata-Kata #Qalif
Moden Fattah Amin is a best-seller at its distributor’s, MPH Bookstores Sdn Bhd, outlets nationwide. More than 5,000 copies have been printed since Feb 12.
A buzzword Fattah uses in the book, “kelakar kan?” (isn’t it funny?) has been picked up by Netizens, who have used it to make social media statements on the best-seller.