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SHASHI KAPOOR: THE HOUSEHOLDER, THE STAR INDO-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL (IAAC)
and
SOUTH ASIAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (SAJA)

are delighted to invite you to a book launch of


Aseem Chhabra's
SHASHI KAPOOR:
THE HOUSEHOLDER, THE STAR


Tuesday July 12th at 7 pm


DAG Modern, The Fuller Building,
41East 57th Street, New York City.
RSVP: Click here

Aseem's Reading will be illustrated by anecdotes and clips from Shashi Kapoor's films. It will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Books will be available for sale and signing during the wine reception. Books: $15
   
About the book: India’s first biography of Shashi Kapoor sheds light on one of the country’s most enigmatic personalities - an actor who straddles the worlds of commercial Hindi cinema, theatre and small-budget art movies; who is, at once, an earnest householder and a committed star. In this rare book, we are offered glimpses of Shashi Kapoor, the family man - son of Prithviraj Kapoor, husband of Jennifer Kendal, and father to Kunal, Karan and Sanjna. We are led through Shashi Kapoor’s film career - his debut as a bright-eyed child-actor in Awara; his emergence, in the hectic 1970s, as India’s busiest performer - with a slew of hits including Deewaar and Trishul; and his rise to international prominence with Merchant–Ivory’s The Householder and a ‘trilogy’ of films on older men with fading pasts. read more>>
 
About the author: Aseem Chhabra byDevBenegalAseem Chhabra is a film journalist, freelance writer and film festival programmer in New York City. He has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Outlook, Mumbai Mirror, Rediff.com; has a regular column in The Hindu and has been a commentator on Indian cinema and popular culture on NPR, CNN, BBC, as also ABC’s Good Morning America, Associated Press and Reuters. Aseem is the festival director of the New York Indian Film Festival and the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival in Pittsburgh. He is also the voice of Shadow Puppet #1 in director Nina Paley’s award-winning animated film, Sita Sings the Blues. Aseem is from Delhi, lives in New York, and visits India often. He can be followed on Twitter @chhabs.
  
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