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King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema

by Anupama Chopra

Rated: Mild

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

— Reviewed by Corinne Edwards

Corinne Edwards is always happiest when a book is in her hand. If her current read needs to be closed for a short time, either in her backpack while she leads her three rambunctious children on adventures, or on her nightstand while she sleeps, that's okay too. Her book thoughts and reviews land at her bookish blog, The Book Nest.

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  • King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema
  • by Anupama Chopra
  • Rated: Mild
  • Genre: Nonfiction
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