Anything But Khamosh - The Shatrughan Sinha Biography
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ISBN: 9789385609596 Pages: 338 Size: 152 x 228 mm Language: English Book Binding: Hardback/ Hardcover Weight: 550 gm.
About The Book
"In a family of academics and doctors, and four sons named after the four brothers of the epic, Ramayan, the youngest and most pampered, Shatrughan Sinha (SS) stood out defiantly different. Studies were anathema to him; he was born to entertain and earn applause. In fact, he was born for the limelight. In the face of stiff opposition from a disciplinarian father, Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha, and with the indulgence of older brother Lakhan who initiated SS to the fantasy world of Hindi cinema, mother Shyama Deviï¿½s chhutka bauwa (little one) set out for the erstwhile Film Institute of India in Poona. Bombay would be the next logical destination. Without Kapoorian good looks or any connection with the Hindi film industry, the unknown scarface from Patna went on to create history on celluloid. In politics too, with no known surname or family to power his entry, he set a record as the first film star from India to be sworn-in as a Cabinet Minister twice over. Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography, is a fascinating read that retraces the controversial journey of Indiaï¿½s most popular Bihari Babu.
About Bharathi S Pradhan
BHARATHI S PRADHAN, columnist, critic and best-selling author,
has been editor of a variety of publications and has written several
fiction and non-fiction books. Anything But Khamosh, the official
biography of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, was an instant success
while The Dark Horse mapping Priyanka Chopraâ€™s star trek as a
winner against a pile of odds, topped the charts overnight. Mr Bidi,
the biography of an industrialist and philanthropist, commissioned by
a business house, won much appreciation and has been translated
into Marathi too.With 45 years of journalism behind her, Bharathi is
an advisory member of the Censor Board, a Founding Member and
on the Managing Committee of the Film Critics Guild, and a Sunday
columnist with The Telegraph. She is a strong voice on popular TV
debates and is deeply interested in politics.