Bollywood's Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema

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Penguin UK, Jan 15, 2016 - Performing Arts - 296 pages
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A spectacular collection that celebrates Bollywood’s most enduring superstars Hindi cinema has wielded a hypnotic charm over viewers for close to a century, with its melodious music, colourful drama and lively plotlines. But at the heart of its mystique is the galaxy of stars who continue to mesmerize audiences. Bollywood’s Top 20 is a definitive collection of original essays, paying tribute to the biggest stars of all time—from Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Nargis and Madhubala to Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Kareena Kapoor. Each piece offers unique insights into the struggles and triumphs, downfalls and scandals, and the inscrutable X factor of these talented actors that turned them into demigods and divas.
 

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About the Author
DEVIKA RANI
NARGIS
SURAIYA
DILIP KUMAR
RAJ KAPOOR
MADHUBALA
MEENA KUMARI
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Bhaichand Patel saw his first film sitting on his mother’s lap in Fiji Islands and fell in love with Maria Montez and Madhubala before the onslaught of puberty. He has seen films on every continent and sat on a number of juries, including one at the venerable Venice Film Festival. While he was posted with the United Nations, he studied film-making at New York University. He writes regularly on cinema and is the author of Happy Hours: The Penguin Book of Cocktails.

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