Having attained an M.B.B.S. from MGM Medical College, Indore, Sandeep went on to secure a job in medicine and now works at the Government Hospital Sarangpur District Rajgarh.
He has an amazing imagination and spends much of his free time dreaming up stories. He has been writing since 2006 and has completed two novels. The first has yet to be published, but his second one, entitled Second Chance, is an exciting and moralistic tale of how one man comes to realise the error of his greed.
In his free time, Sandeep likes to relax and spend time with his family and friends. He is also a food lover and enjoys trying new and exciting dishes.
Sandeep’s most urgent wish is to be able to educate children who work in the street and have little opportunity to make something good from their lives. He believes that everyone’s childhood should be awesome, and not struggle.
It was great fun interviewing Dr. Sandeep Jatwa, author of Second Chance, his debut novel. To be honest, I was a little jittery about the Q&A, but he was real chilled out and upfront with his response. Here’s my review of the book.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am Dr. Sandeep Jatwa, doctor by profession and writer by heart. I am big foodie and I love dreaming up stories.
What inspired you to write this book?
When I’m doing nothing, I am dreaming up stories and this inspires me to write. I feel bad when I see insensitive people, so felt I should write something that inspires people to become more sensitive.
Do any of the characters in the book resemble real people?
No. All the characters in the book are fictitious.
How did you craft the character of Shekhar Kapoor and what made you delve into the realm of the After-life?
I wanted someone who is not a good man and who is unaware of his deeds in his arrogance, and this gave birth to Shekhar Kapoor. Near Death Experience is a real phenomenon and it is believed that it might a door to other world. So I thought to write about the after-life.
Apart from reading and cooking, do you have any other hobbies?
I love listening to songs and making toys and crafts with my nephews.
What is the main thing you want your readers to take away from this book?
I want them to take away the Love from the book. Don’t waste your life in hatred and live life with love, it is the only way to a good life.
Your all time favourite book that you want to share with your readers.
Sidney Sheldon’s Master of the Game, especially the inspiring story of Jamie MacGregor. I love it. It teaches is – never to give up.
Any writing rituals you’d like to share with us?
No, I don’t have. I write when I have time and I feel like to write.
If your novel was to be made into a movie, whom would you cast in the lead roles?
Shekhar Kapoor – Aamir Khan, Mr. Perfectionist (my favourite actor).
Unnati Sharma – Nidhi Agrawal
Kailash – Anupam Kher
Manohar – Anu Kapoor
Ashutosh Upadhyay – Neil Nitin Mukesh
Manish Kshirsagar – Mohnish Bahl
The bookkeeper – Rana Daggubati
A word of advice to the budding authors out there?
I am no one to give them advice. But if I have to, I would say — Stay consistent and the result will follow.
Note: The author bio is borrowed from Goodreads.