Chopra to release book on Shah Rukh Khan


MUMBAI: Author of the National Award winning book Sholay- The Making of a Classic Anupama Chopra is ready to release her third book titled King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema.

This book will be the first comprehensive narrative account of Bollywood published by a major US publishing house: Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books). The book is being distributed in India by Om Books and Westland Books.

Film critic and journalist Chopra combines her knowledge of the Bollywood industry with firsthand interviews and exclusive photographs for an insider’s look at Shah Rukh Khan and the world of Bollywood.

Commenting on the book Shah Rukh Khan said, “I have always read Anupama Chopra’s books with relish. She has an educated and unbiased approach. Her work is thought provoking and entertaining. Who ever reads this book will have a clear and insightful understanding of Bollywood and of course, me.”

Chopra’s first book Sholay: The Making of a Classic sold over 10,000 copies and won a National Award for the best book on cinema (2000). Her second book, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, was published by the British Film Institute as part of the Modern Classics Series. The third book is slated to be translated in languages such as Hindi, Marathi and German.

While the book is slated for a 9 August publication, advance copies have already been sent to industry stalwarts, including Mira Nair, Emma Thompson and Gurinder Chadha amongst others.