Author: Hanif ZaveriPublisher: Popular PrakashanYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 211ISBN/UPC (if available): 8179912132
Intelligent comedy in Hindi films began only in the sixties and at the peak of this new comedy stood Mehmood. To say Mehmood evoked laughter is not to know Mehmood at all because the mention of this great comedian brings to mind not just caricature or queer mannerisms but, mature humour.ACTRESS NANDA IN HER FOREWORDVeteran journalist Hanif Zaveri was very close to Mehmood’s family and this biography Mehmood: A Man of Many Moods brings out little known facets of a legend. How Mehmood was a devout Muslim but also worshipped Lord Shiva, his candid confessions on his weakness for women and how actors Manoj Kumar and Rajendra Kumar disliked him. A man who always told it like it is, Mehmood speaks about legends like Meena Kumari, Mumtaz, Kishore Kumar, Hema Malini and Rajesh Khanna; there are separate chapters on his relationships with Shubha Khote, Amitabh Bachchan and Aroona Irani.A rags to riches story unfolds, more fantastic than any film script with secret affairs, betrayals and rendevous, rememberings and forgettings, all the action centered around a big hearted comedian who was in the thick of the filmi goings in Bollywood.
FOREWORDAUTHOR’S NOTETHANKSOrigins of the Ali FamilyBirth of a Legend The Artist Drowned in DinksMehmood Gets EngagedMakdi: Mehmood’s PetBefall of TragediesThe Days of StruggleDestiny turns a New Page in Mehmood’s LifeNothing Beats SuccessKing of Comedy Lives a Decade of TragediesA Withering RelationshipMehmood and Madhu Part WaysA New Life Begins With TracyStar Rivalries and MehmoodLegendary romancesShubha Khote-A Relationship Beyond The OrdinaryMehmood and Aroona Irani-A Tangled RelationshipA Comedy King and SuperstarA Baby is Born For YouRepartee and ApologyHis Last known WillThe Last JourneyFilmographyINDEX