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the exciting, dramatic story of Hindi cinema’s icon: 

Rajesh Khanna: The untold story of India’s first superstar



This riveting biography, in the words of the legendary screenwriter Salim Khan, “comes the closest to understanding” the phenomenon that was Rajesh Khanna. Meticulously researched and tantalizingly written with novelistic flair, this book charts the incredible rise and fall of a movie legend. It is also a story that encapsulates the world of Bollywood at its best, and its worst. This book is a real treat for cinephiles!


About the book: In the 1970s, Rajesh Khanna achieved the kind of fame that no film star had ever experienced before – or has since. But then he saw it all vanish. They say superstardom destroyed him. But was it something else buried deep in his past?
In this riveting biography, award – winning journalist Yasser Usman examines Rajesh Khanna’s dramatic, colourful life in its entirety: from little-known facts about his childhood to the low-down on his relationships and rivalries, from his ambitious hopes to his deep-seated insecurities. What emerges is a tantalizingly written, meticulously researched chronicle of a fascinating and mercurial man – one who was both loved and feared by those closest to him. It is a story that encapsulates the glittering, seductive, cut-throat world of Bollywood at its best and its worst.






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