Chopra’s book on Shah Rukh Khan translated

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MUMBAI: Author and film critic Anupama Chopra’s book King of Bollywood; Shah Rukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema, which was launched three weeks ago, will now be released in Hindi, Marathi and German.

The Hindi translation titled Shehenshah-e-Bollywood and published by Rave Media was released recently across the country. The Marathi translation, published by Ameya Prakashan, will be released at a function in Pune on 1 September. The German translation, published by Rapid Eye, will be released at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October this year. Meanwhile, the English book has already sold over 10,000 copies and has received rave reviews.

King of Bollywood; Shah Rukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema is a portrait of a man who is worshipped as a modern-day God, a country finding its identity and a movie industry that helped to change the face of India.

The book reveals how Shah Rukh Khan, a middle-class Muslim boy from Delhi, broke into the insular, nepotistic world of the Bombay show business and emerged as a superstar. His 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.