ISBN: 9789392834660 Pages: 208 Size: 216 x 138 Language: English Book Binding: Hardback/ Hardcover Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
"The world knows Dilip Kumar, the star, the actor, the legend. But what was he like behind the facÌ§ade of the star? In Dilip Kumar: In the Shadow of a Legend, Faisal Farooqui, who knew Dilip Kumar for over thirty years, gives the reader a fascinating glimpse of the man beyond the legend. Gleaned from the authorâ€™s many exchanges over casual evening teas, car rides and sunset walks, or late-evening silent reflections at Joggerâ€™s Park, and even a pilgrimage to the Holy Mecca, the book introduces us to aspects of the star very few of us know.
His voracious appetite for books, his inquisitive and curious mind, his love for literature and poetry, his role in building Joggerâ€™s Park, the foodie in Dilip Kumar and his love for paani puri at Karachi Sweets.There are also hilarious anecdotes from his film shoots, like the time he couldnâ€™t run slowly enough for his first shot in cinema, or the one childhood experience that haunted him forever, the little-known Qissa Khwani Bazaar Massacre of 1930. Also, the many life lessons the author picked up from his innumerable conversations with the man he calls a â€˜father figure in whom I found a guideâ€™."
About Faisal Farooqui
Faisal Farooqui is the founder and CEO of Indiaâ€™s leading review and rating platform, Mouthshut.com. Farooqui regarded Dilip Kumar as his father-figure and they shared a close bond of more than 30 years. A passionate entrepreneur, he has co-founded two other successful tech companies and serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and civil society groups. Farooqui is fond of mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs and advocates for the extensive role of women in tech and engineering. Farooquiâ€™s sacrosanct belief in the freedom of expression on the Internet led him to challenge various sections of Indiaâ€™s IT Act in the Supreme Court. This catalysed the abrogation of Section 66A and the reading down of arbitrary IT rules. Farooqui has a degree in Information Systems and Finance from New York and lives in Mumbai, India.