Los Angeles: Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has applauded Pulitzer Prize-winner and Indian-American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee's book “The Gene - An Intimate History”. He says the book is a “fascinating read”. Mukherjee, who was conferred with Padma Shri -- India's fourth highest civilian honour -- in 2014, is best known for his 2010 book “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”. Jackman took to Twitter to share a photograph in which he can be seen reading the book while sitting in a car. “'The Gene' a fascinating read,” he captioned the image. Jackman is known for his portrayal of fictional superhero Wolverine in Marvel Cinematic Universe films.