Although he's not a household name in America, Shah Rukh Khan, sometimes called the Tom Cruise of Hindi film, is a world-famous superstar, the kind who generates Elvis-level hysteria wherever he goes. Born in New Delhi in 1965, Shah Rukh grew up loving movies, with American John Travolta and Bill Cosby among the stars he admired. After graduating from high school, he moved from theater to television to movie acting, gradually finding his niche with brooding antihero roles, the sort that other actors rejected for fear of spoiling their leading-man image. As Shah Rukh has became a bigger star, playing a variety of roles, he also helped the industry expand. His films range from traditional themes (Asoka) to remakes of classics (Devdas), song-and-dance romances and even Mission Impossible–type films like Don. Chopra, a Mumbai-based freelance journalist who comes from a filmmaking family herself, offers readers both the life story of Shah Rukh and a condensed history of the Indian film industry. Even if you know nothing about Indian cinema, her prose style (Bollywood now recoiled from the mafia like a man shrinking from a sore-covered leper on the street) makes this a bizarrely fun read. (Aug.)
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Chopra, a Mumbai-based freelance journalist who comes from a filmmaking family herself, offers readers both the life story of Shah Rukh and a condensed history of the Indian film industry. Even if you know nothing about Indian cinema, her prose style ("Bollywood now recoiled from the mafia like a man shrinking from a sore-covered leper on the street") makes this a bizarrely fun read PUBLISHERS WEEKLY --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
As a new fan of Indian film I discovered Shah Rukh Khan before I understood his stature in the global Indian culture. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Now and then
Well written, gives you some history of Indian Cinema along the way. It makes you nostalgic if you are familiar with Indian Cinema.Published 1 month ago by Ravi Vachhani
A very interesting book, you learn a lot about how Shah Rukh Khan became what he is today. You also learn how the way Indian society works.Published 5 months ago by Diane Lee
Another Great Write about Shahrukh, I still also re-read this book along with the other two books I have, I never tire Reading anything on or about Shahrukh Khan... Read morePublished 10 months ago by eileenmeljay
Well. No questions about this guy and the author.
Great book.. love it
I was never familiar with Bollywood films until now. Since discovering them I've spent many enjoyable hours viewing them on Netflix/Youtube. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ronald C. Wagner
Interesting behind-the-scenes look at the Bollywood phenomenon
and its magnetic star, "SRK or King Khan", the inimitable Shah Rukh. Read more