Yes, I just read a book about Bollywood and one of its major supastarzzzz. Yes, I enjoyed it. I read it mostly to learn about dear Shah, whom I have watched lately in two VERY different roles and enjoyed both times. The book seems to be a fairly balanced look at his life and how it fits into the incredibly intricate and dramatic (um, I’ll say it again: DRAMATIC) world of Indian cinema. It’s like jumping into an alternate universe, in some ways, with so many unfamiliar people and places, but I found it totally enjoyable. If you don’t care about the subject, I’d imagine it would bore you, but since I happen to be a fan of emotional dramas, crazy rocking dance scenes and epic stories involving reincarnation, murder and disco — it was a fun enough read for me. Plus, I have a new list of movies I want to see and songs I want to hear.
Rated: Mild for language