Author: Anupama Chopra
Publisher: Warner Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0446581852
Shah Rukh Khan is the superstar in the exploding $1.5 billion Bollywood industry. He is also the face of a glittering new India. Shah Rukh is an international phenomenon—he generates Beatlemania-like hysteria around the world, at appearances and performances across the U.S., throughout Europe, and beyond. Now, for the first time, his legendary success story is brought to life in KING OF BOLLYWOOD.
This book reveals how Shah Rukh Khan, a middle-class Muslim boy from Delhi, broke into the insular, nepotistic world of Bombay show business and emerged as a superstar. His 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.
KING OF BOLLYWOOD is the first comprehensive narrative account of Bollywood published in the U.S., and the story of Shah Rukh Khan’s rise to the top serves as a scintillating introduction to India’s billion-dollar film industry. Internationally renowned film critic Anupama Chopra combines her knowledge of the Bollywood industry with firsthand interviews and exclusive photographs for an exclusive, insider’s look at Shah Rukh Khan and the world of Bollywood.
KING OF BOLLYWOOD is a sweeping portrait of a man who is worshipped as a modern-day God, a country finding its identity and a movie industry that helped to change the face of India.
“Whoever reads this book will have a clear and insightful understanding of Bollywood and of course, me.”
-Shah Rukh Khan
Cast of Characters, in Order of appearance
1. Bollywood Dreams
2. Peshawar: the street of the Storytellers
3. A "A Lady-Killer" Is Born
5. You should be in the Movies
6. Scandal in Panscheel Park
7. The television Years
8. Life After Death
9. Super brat
10. Murder, He wrote
11. The Brave-Hearted takes the Box Office
12. A Global icon
13. Brand SRK
14. Mobsters and Movies
15. The fall from Grace
17. King of Bollywood