King of Bollywood

King of Bollywood

Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema

Book - 2007
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Here is a true story of Bollywood, a sweeping portrait of a country finding its identity, a movie industry that changed the face of India, and one man's struggle to become a star. Shah Rukh Khan's larger-than-life tale takes us through the colorful and idiosyncratic Bollywood movie industry, where fantastic dreams and outrageous obsessions share the spotlight with extortion, murder, and corruption. Khan broke into this $1.5 billion business despite the fact that it has always been controlled by a handful of legendary film families and sometimes funded by black market money. As a Muslim in a Hindu majority nation, exulting in classic Indian cultural values, Khan has come to embody the aspirations and contradictions of a complicated culture tumbling headlong into American style capitalism. His story is a mirror to the greater Indian story and the underbelly of the culture of Bollywood.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446581851
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 K45c 2007
Characteristics: xviii, 250 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm


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Aug 04, 2017

I'm into Hindi films and I'm very glad that she wrote this book. It really did help me understand Shahrukh Khan and the industry, and the interplay between both of their development. And I've watched so so many Shahrukh Khan interview and documentaries so the details she provides in this book give the extra missing pieces to the stories he relates to interviewers and documentary film makers. And it's fairly easy to read.


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Jul 06, 2016

i like this title because he's actually the KING of acting


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