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New Delhi, Feb 22 (TIWN) Rewind. Go back to 1995. Try remembering the Indian pop song and video that caught the fancy of an entire generation and sold around five million copies, with the man who featuring in it replacing Tom Cruise posters from rooms in many girls hostels.

Now, when Milind Soman looks back at "Made in India" by Alisha China, he smiles, " I did not like the song or the video at first. Now, of course, it looks magical. It''s a true pop classic."

In his recently released memoir ''Made in India'', co-authored with Roopa Rai and published by Penguin Books, Soman talks about his life controversies, relationships, breaking of habits like smoking and drinking, and controlling rage in a freewheeling manner.

Speaking to IANS about how the book was conceived, this 54-year-old, remembers, "Penguin approached me about six years ago. Initially, I didn''t think that there was anything to write about, but then my business partner convinced me. I found Roopa Pai on Facebook and spoke to her, and finally decided what I wanted to say."

Starting out as a champion swimmer to supermodel to actor to extreme sportsperson, who in 2017 successfully completed the Ultrathon in Florida and was the only participant to complete the 84-kilometre run component of it barefoot, Soman is busy with several things nowadays. "Events for my company Maximus, and some film and tv projects. Also, my wife loves to travel, so we do that a lot," he says.

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