St.John Wort - Wondering who the author is and what the book is about? Amitabh Bacchan is shown reading this book in 'Viruddh' and so I think, if you guess a bit, you're right - the book is about St. John's Wort. Here is a book of St.John Wort : The Herbal Way to Feeling Good 'The Miracle Cure for Depression. What you need to know about depression, conventional antidepressants, and the herb to manage your condition effectively is all the book about!
The Director of the movie has taken care to show the right book in the hand of a lonely parent-Amitabh Bacchan and the depressive mom is Sharmila!!!