|Publisher:||Harper Collins India|
|No. of Pages:||232|
About the Book
Like a shooting star doomed to darkness after a glorious run, Rajesh Khanna spent the better half of his career in the shadow of his own stardom. Yet, forty years after his last monstrous hit, Khanna continues to be the yardstick by which every Bollywood star is measured. With seventeen blockbusters in succession and mass adulation rarely seen before or since, the world was at Khanna's feet. The hysteria he generated was unparalleled. Then, in a matter of months,it all changed. Rajesh Khanna: Ek Tanha Sitara looks at the phenomenon of an actor who redefined the 'film star'. Gautam Chintamani's engaging narrative tries to make sense of what it was that made Rajesh Khanna, and what accounted for his extraordinary fall.
About the Author
Gautam Chintamani has been writing on cinema for over a decade. Exploring everything from world to Indian cinema and whatever exists in between,Gautam's articles have appeared in the Hindustan Times, India Today, Outlook,The Pioneer, The Tribune, The Asian Age,The Times of India, Deccan Chronicle,First Post, and Scroll.in amongst others.
Pamela Mansi is a writer and translator.Her second collection of Hindi short stories, Meri Kahani Ka Nayak, waspublished by HarperCollins in 2011. She has translated Paulo Coelho's By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders and Sophie Hannah's Monogram Murders from English to Hindi.