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Sholay

The Making Of A Classic

Anupama Chopra
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Chopra Anupama
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National Award Winner: ‘Best Book On Film’ Year 2000.
Film Journalist Anupama Chopra Tells The Fascinating Story Of How A Four-Line Idea Grew To Become The Greatest Blockbuster Of Indian Cinema. Starting With The Tricky Process Of Casting, Moving On To The Actual Filming Over Two Years In A Barren, Rocky Landscape, And Finally The First Weeks After The Film’S Release When The Audience Stayed Away And The Trade Declared It A Flop, This Is A Story As Dramatic And Entertaining As Sholay Itself. With The Skill Of A Consummate Storyteller, Anupama Chopra Describes Amitabh Bachchan’S Struggle To Convince The Sippys To Choose Him, An Actor With Ten Flops Behind Him, Over The Flamboyant Shatrughan Sinha; The Last-Minute Confusion Over Dates That Led To Danny Dengzongpa’S Exit From The Fim, Handing The Role Of Gabbar Singh To Amjad Khan; And The Budding Romance Between Hema Malini And Dharmendra During The Shooting That Made The Spot Boys Some Extra Money And Almost Killed Amitabh.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Dec/2000

ISBN: 9780140299700

Length : 212 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Sholay

The Making Of A Classic

Anupama Chopra
,
Chopra Anupama

National Award Winner: ‘Best Book On Film’ Year 2000.
Film Journalist Anupama Chopra Tells The Fascinating Story Of How A Four-Line Idea Grew To Become The Greatest Blockbuster Of Indian Cinema. Starting With The Tricky Process Of Casting, Moving On To The Actual Filming Over Two Years In A Barren, Rocky Landscape, And Finally The First Weeks After The Film’S Release When The Audience Stayed Away And The Trade Declared It A Flop, This Is A Story As Dramatic And Entertaining As Sholay Itself. With The Skill Of A Consummate Storyteller, Anupama Chopra Describes Amitabh Bachchan’S Struggle To Convince The Sippys To Choose Him, An Actor With Ten Flops Behind Him, Over The Flamboyant Shatrughan Sinha; The Last-Minute Confusion Over Dates That Led To Danny Dengzongpa’S Exit From The Fim, Handing The Role Of Gabbar Singh To Amjad Khan; And The Budding Romance Between Hema Malini And Dharmendra During The Shooting That Made The Spot Boys Some Extra Money And Almost Killed Amitabh.

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Anupama Chopra

Anupama Chopra is a film critic, journalist and National Award-winning author. She is chairperson of the Film Critics Guild and director of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. She has covered cinema since 1993, across multiple mediums-print, television and digital. She has worked with India Today, NDTV 24x7, Star World and is currently founder and editor of the digital platform Film Companion, which offers a curated look at cinema and entertainment. She has written about cinema for various international publications, including The New York Times, Variety, and Sight & Sound. Chopra has authored several books, including King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema, which featured on the Editors' Choice list of The New York Times Sunday Book Review and has been translated into German, Indonesian and Polish.

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