Indo-American Arts Council(IAAC)
South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)
Anupama Chopra's "King of Bollywood"- August 9, 2007
- Screened interview with Anu Chopra & Shah Rukh Khan
- Book Reading, Sale and Signing of King of Bollywood
- Cocktail reception.
- James Banta’s homage to Shah Rukh Khan will be exhibited at the Book launch.
(Artwork is available for sale).
- Soundscape by D.J.Rekha
- Wine courtesy Billimoria Wines; Beer courtesy Krait Beer
Penthouse, Doubletree Hotel, 51st & Lex, NYC.
Time: 6:30-9 pm
King of Bollywood
Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema.
Suggested donation $5
The definitive book on Bollywood featuring Shah Rukh Khan, one of the biggest stars in this booming global film industry.
0-446-57858-4 . $24.99 (In Canada: $31.99)
978-0-446-57858-5 . 224 pages with 8-page photo insert . 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 . Pop Culture .
Rights: World English
Here is the astonishing true story of Bollywood, a
sweeping portrait about a country finding its identity, a movie industry that changed the face of India, and one manfs struggle to become a star. Shah Rukh Khanfs 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. Shah Rukh 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, Shah Rukh Khan has come to embody the aspirations and contradictions of a complicated culture tumbling headlong into American style capitalism. His story is the mirror to view the greater Indian story and the underbelly of the culture of Bollywood.
From Bombay Dreams to Monsoon Wedding to Bend It Like Beckham, Indian-themed entertainment has found a vast audience in the US; it is the perfect time for the first major book on the dazzling world of Bollywood.
Bollywood produces as many as 200 films a year at reach 3.6 billion people. Shah Rukh Khan has been the #1 Bollywood star for the past 14 years.
A full-color photo insert will feature the top stars in
India, the colorful costumes, and the lush background that separate Bollywood from other fi lm styles.
Anupama Chopra is a film critic and book author. She has written about the Hindi film industry since 1993. Her work has been published extensively in India Today, India's largest English language magazine. She has also written about Bollywood for various international publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Variety and Sight & Sound. Currently, Anupama presents and scripts a weekly film review show called Picture This on NDTV, a leading Indian news channel.
Anupama's most recent book, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge ("The Bravehearted Will Take the Bride"), was published by the British Film Institute in 2002, as part of their Modern Classics Series. Anupama's first book, Sholay: The Making of a Classic, was published by Penguin-India in 2000. It won the prestigious National Award (given by the President of India) for the Best Book on Cinema.
Anupama has an insider's knowledge of Bollywood. Her husband Vidhu Vinod Chopra is a leading filmmaker. In 1979, he won an Oscar nomination for his documentary, An Encounter with Faces. Her sister Tanuja Chandra, is one of the few women directors in Bollywood. Her mother, Kamna Chandra, is a scriptwriter and her brother, Vikram Chandra, is an award-winning novelist who has also written Hindi film scripts.
Anupama received an MA in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She received top honors at Medill, winning the Harrington Award for "academic excellence and promise for success in the field of magazine journalism." She has a BA in English literature from Bombay University. She was awarded the Dwarkanath Purshotham Gold Medal for academic excellence by the university.
Anupama lives in Mumbai and Michigan.