Literature is important, says Vinay Pathak

Updated: Sep 13, 2012, 17:24 PM IST

Mumbai: Actor Vinay Pathak is upset about reading and writing books having taken a backseat in this day and age.

"Writing has dipped these days, only films and television serials are being made. But I believe that writing literature is very important and people should not lose their manners to read," Vinay said here Wednesday at the launch of writer Minty Tejpal`s book "The Last Love Letter".

Vinay, who is an avid reader and dabbles in theatre too, says he is thankful to Tejpal for deciding to write a book even when there are lot of other things he can do.

Meanwhile, talking about his next film `Gaur Hari Dastaan`, Vinay said: "I have finished shooting for `Gaur Hari Daastan`, a film by Ananth Mahadevan. This is based on a true story, a freedom fighter, Gaur Hari Das jee. It`s in the post right now and soon we`ll complete the film and release it."

`Gaur Hari Dastaan` has Vinay in the title role, while actress Konkona Sen Sharma makes a comeback with the film.