Sholay: The Making of a Classic (Hardcover)

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National Award Winner: 'Best Book on Film' Year 2000 Released on 15 August 1975, Sholay ran in theatres for over five years, and altered the course of Indian cinema. In this book film journalist Anupama Chopra tells the fascinating story of how a four-line story idea grew to become the greatest blockbuster of Indian cinema history. With the skill of a consummate storyteller, she describes Amitabh Bachchan s struggle to convince the Sippys to choose him, an actor with ten flops behind him, over Shatrughan Sinha; the last-minute confusion over dates that led to Danny Denzongpa s exit from the film, handing the role of Gabbar Singh to Amjad Khan; and the budding romance between Hema Malini and Dharmendra during the filming that made the spot boys some money and almost killed Amitabh. Illustrated with over sixty photographs, the book is a must buy for every lover of cinema.

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Anupama Chopra was born as Anupama Chandra in Calcutta (now Kolkata) to a Bengali family.

Besides this book, she has penned the following books, A Truly Motivational Book, One Book For Life Success, King Of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan And The Seductive World Of Indian Cinema, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Book), and First Day First Show: Writings From The Bollywood Trenches.

As a film critic, she reviews movies for NDTV 24/7 and The Hindustan Times. She is a contributing editor to Vogue (India) and a columnist for Mumbai Mirror. She hosts a film based show on a popular English entertainment channel, Star World.

Anupama Chopra follows a very breezy style of writing which instantly strikes the right chord with her readers.

Chopra grew up in Mumbai and Hong Kong. She graduated from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, with a BA in English Literature and earned her MA in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She won the Harrington Award for magazine journalism while at Medill. She is married to famous Bollywood filmmaker and director, Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

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There has never been a more defining film on the India screen. Indian film history can be divided into Sholay BC and Sholay AD.''' --Shekhar Kapoor

An extremely readable book. --Financial Express

The fascinating story of how a four-line idea grew to become the greatest blockbuster of Indian cinema...With the skill of a consummate storyteller, Chopra describes Amitabh s struggle to convince the Sippys to choose him over Shatrughan Sinha and the last minute confusion over dates that handed the role of Gabbar Singh to Amjad. All this and much more. --Financial Express

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