Publisher description for King of Bollywood : Shah Rukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema / Anupama Chopra.
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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
man's struggle to become a star. Shah Rukh Khan's
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.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Khan, Shah Rukh.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- India -- Biography.