FAT­TAH AMIN’S BOOK IS MOST POP­U­LAR

Af­ter his win, the ac­tor tells DEN­NIS CHUA about his love for writ­ing and how his sin­gle is made into a novel

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

ACOMPILATION of mo­ti­va­tional quotes, 99 Kata-Kata #Qal­ifMo­den, by Fat­tah Amin won the Pop­u­lar Book cat­e­gory at the Na­tional Book Awards 2017, much to the au­thor’s de­light.

Fat­tah, 26, said this un­ex­pected win en­cour­aged him to fur­ther hone his writ­ing skills and pub­lish more books in fu­ture.

“I’m de­lighted that de­spite neg­a­tive feedback from cer­tain quar­ters, my book has proven to be pop­u­lar with read­ers na­tion­wide. More than 5,000 copies have been sold.”

Due to pop­u­lar de­mand, Fat­tah’s man­age­ment com­pany, Fastyle Asia, and pub­lisher Idea Kre­atif will print more copies of the book that con­tains quotes on lessons that Fat­tah has learnt as an as­pir­ing ac­tor.

“An English trans­la­tion is in the works, and it is also a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Fastyle and Idea Kre­atif. I’m con­fi­dent that English-speak­ing fans will love it, too!” Fat­tah said.

His hit sin­gle Wanita Ter­akhir, writ­ten and com­posed by broth­ers Aizat and Anas Am­dan, has been made into a novel by au­thor Ezza Mysara.

It sold 5,000 copies at the book awards held at the Pu­tra World Trade Cen­tre in Kuala Lumpur.

“I gave her the idea for the novel. It is a love story of a young man who faces ob­sta­cles, such as fam­ily pres­sure, be­trayal and fi­nan­cial hard­ship, while pur­su­ing the woman he loves.

“Its sales fig­ure looks en­cour­ag­ing, and if it con­tin­ues to do well in the mar­ket, I would like to have it made into a tele­vi­sion drama,” Fat­tah said.

He said he loved writ­ing and hoped to pen books on mo­ti­va­tion and self-im­prove­ment; top­ics close to his heart.

“If I had not be­come an ac­tor, I might have be­come a writer or pub­lisher. I read a lot, and my favourites are self-help books and nov­els with science-fic­tion, thriller and ad­ven­ture themes.”

He also en­joys read­ing ro­man­tic sto­ries.

Fat­tah’s next tele­vi­sion project is ro­man­tic drama Hero Se­o­rang Cin­derella, which will pre­miere on Astro Ria on May 22.

It is di­rected by Michael Ang and stars Nur Fazura Shar­i­fud­din.

PIC BY ZUNNUR AL SHAFIQ

Fat­tah Amin’s ‘99 Kata-Kata #Qal­ifMo­den’ won the Pop­u­lar Book Cat­e­gory at the Na­tional Book Awards 2017.

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