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The Legends of Bollywood

Nominated | Book Awards 2019 | Translated into English, Translations

The Legends of Bollywood

Full Title: Tales of madness, mischief & mayhem

Author: Raaj Grover (Translated by Suchitra Iyer)
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

Award Category: Translated into English, Translations
About the Book: 

Before the overly dramatic movies with technologically enhanced backgrounds, simpler times existed. A compulsively readable collection of memoirs and stories of Bollywood’s who’s who, The Legends of Bollywood includes enthralling stories of the stars of the yesteryear.

From Amitabh Bachchan’s first screen test to Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi’s baptism into Johnny Walker, and from Dharmendra’s journey from a tractor driver to a legendary actor to Dimple Kapadia’s iconic comeback into the industry, this book includes everything that’s good, bad, and fabulous in Bollywood. With never-before-seen pictures, it is a sensational book that narrates the tales behind celebrated births and lamented deaths, secret romances and controversial moments, booming films and unforeseen flops.

Penned by a man who was a constant witness to these moments, these stories have been pulled from the archives of his myriad memories.

About the Author: 

Raaj Grover was the production-in-charge of the prestigious Ajanta Arts in Mumbai, which was owned by Sunil Dutt. Grover was an integral part of the Dutt family. During his days in the film industry, he also dabbled in filmmaking. A poet at heart, he is known for his witty take on life and his joie de vivre. He currently lives in the USA.

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