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The Book, Bollywood’s Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema has encapsulated profiles of 20 finest.

Be it Raj Kapoor being showcased as awara (vagabond) who’s pleased with life, singing on the streets or the dream girl of Indian screen Hema Malini, the influence of the thespians on common masses is evident even today in Bollywood (formally referred to as Hindi cinema). The charm for watching the Hindi Cinema in multiplexes with comfortable seats and ambience only implies that people are ready to spend more on this type of entertainment.

In the recently published book (by Penguin Viking), Bollywood’s Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema, the author Bhaichand Patel has captured 20 profiles of the finest stars from Indian Cinema, from K.L. Saigal to Kajol. The twenty stars featured in the book is a collection of essays written by renowned writers. The writers have covered not only their struggle but additionally what made them cross that extra mile and become the symbol of fame.

Author, Mr. Patel is a graduate from the London School of Economics who lives in New Delhi and holds special interests in cinema, theatre and books. A normal contributor to various newspapers and magazines, he’s got also served on a number of international film festivals as a jury member. During his posting with US, he studied filmmaking at NY University.

A few of the profiles covered include Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Madhubala, Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan who making use of their charismatic personality had the aura to have the cinema halls running their shows to their full capacity.

The author have not only captured the personalities’ best times but additionally their rough and patchy times. For instance, homeless and hungry, Dev Anand also worked in the early phase of his life as a clerk in an accountancy firm and stayed in a Chawl before getting a job in the Military Censor Office. For Shahrukh Khan he admits that the town Mumbai, which refused to give him a job he dreamt of owning the town one day. But, a decade down the road Shahrukh says it is the folks of this Mumbai city that own him now.

The book is sold with a free of charge disc of songs of the twenty stars profiled. cinema Although some songs bore listeners following a week of these production, others have been soothing the ears of people going back three decades. Songs featured in the disc are from the movies that failed to make a direct effect but the magic of these songs still lives on.