Looking for the Big B: Bollywood, Bachchan and Me

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In search of a one-man industry, a phenomenon, an urban demi-god, and a national icon. "Jessica," he pronounced, "you have known me for seven years. My life has changed seven times. You will never finish this book." There is no reason why Amitabh Bachchan and I should appear in the same sentence. He is India’s most legendary film star—a mixture of Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, and Elvis. In India where film stars are treated as gods, Bachchan is the über-god, the Big B. As for me, I am English, almost 30, and not in the least bit famous. Yet here I am in Bombay about to start writing his story. How did I get here? Why did I get here? Can I pull it off? Bombay is mayhem and Bollywood is maddening. The Big B is strangely aloof, the magazines are full of lies, and no one is talking. I want to write a book that explodes the myths surrounding India’s most famous man. But what will I find?

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Jessica Hines grew up on the Lizard in Cornwall and went to clown school in Toronto. She returned to study Comparative Religion at SOAS and do an MA in film at the BFI. She has achieved remarkably little in her thirty years, having wasted most of her twenties inhaling pollution in Bombay. This is her first book.

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'An assortment of autobiography, travelogue, social commentary and interviews ... held together beautifully by her bristling wit, charm and intelligence' Telegraph 'Funny, irreverent and affectionate ... a fascinating look at the Bombay film industry and the story of a very unlikely friendship' Asian Leader 'Her quirky observations on Mumbai and its social strata are brilliantly cutting and her use of "Hinglish" is genuinely funny' Metro 'Hines has an appealing voice - chatty, self-deprecating, and with an eye for humanising detail. She does finally come to an understanding about Bachchan, but her biggest achievement is in putting across her passion for Mumbai and its film industry. Someone buy this book for Jade Goody, quick' London Paper

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