- Published: New York : Warner Books, 2007.
- Year Published: 2007
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: xviii, 250 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- 9780446581851 (pbk.)
- 0446581852 (pbk.)
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King of Bollywood : Shah Rukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema
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Here is a true story of Bollywood, a sweeping portrait of a country finding its identity, a movie industry that changed the face of India, and one man's struggle to become a star. Shah Rukh Khan's 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. Khan broke into this $1.5 billion business despite the fact that it has always been controlled by a handful of legendary film families and sometimes funded by black market money. As a Muslim in a Hindu majority nation, exulting in classic Indian cultural values, Khan has come to embody the aspirations and contradictions of a complicated culture tumbling headlong into American style capitalism. His story is a mirror to the greater Indian story and the underbelly of the culture of Bollywood.--From publisher description.
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