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BOOK REVIEW: Anupama Chopra’s ‘First Day First Show’
The author’s knowledge and deep understanding of Hindi cinema reflects in her writings
In her book on Shahrukh Khan – King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema – film critic and journalist Anupama Chopra gives a background of the industry and the business of Bollywood over the years at regular intervals. This helps in understanding the backdrop against which the star is emerging, his decisions and risks, and eventual rise as a superstar. Chopra’s knowledge and a deep understanding of Hindi cinema reflect in her collection of writings bound together in her latest book, First Day First Show – definitely an account ‘from the Bollywood trenches’, as the tagline goes.
What makes the book stand apart is the total lack of bitchiness and animosity, perhaps because the author is also the wife of a successful filmmaker (Vidhu Vinod Chopra). Imagine, she must be in on the juiciest gossip (though she may deny it) and yet, she has to carefully draw a line between her professional and personal lives. Click here to read more
Pakistani team in Mumbai for 26/11 attack probe watches ‘Kahaani’The Pakistani judicial commission team, currently in India to examine witnesses in the 26/11 terrorist attack investigation, decided to explore Bollywood during their stay in Mumbai. The delegation was keen to catch Agent Vinod, but since there’s still time for that film to release, they decided to watch the Vidya Balan starrer suspense thriller Kahaani after hearing of the great reviews it has been getting. Click here to read more