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Author Chopra, Anupama.

Title King of Bollywood : Shah Rukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema / Anupama Chopra.

Publication Info. New York : Warner Books, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B KHAN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B KHAN, SHAH RUKH    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index.
Summary 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.
Contents Bollywood dreams -- Peshawar: the street of the storytellers -- No-man's land -- You should be in the movies -- Scandal in Panscheel Park -- The television years -- Life after death -- Super brat -- Murder, he wrote -- The brave-hearted takes the box office -- A global icon -- Brand SRK -- Mobsters and movies -- The fall from Grace -- Devdas -- King of Bollyhood.
Subject Khan, Shah Rukh, 1965-
Motion picture actors and actresses -- India -- Biography.
ISBN 9780446578585
9780446581851 paperback
0446581852 paperback
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