The total number of actors covered in the book is 172. The author, Renu Saran, has worked very hard to collect vital data about actors. She deserves all encomium for doing a fine job.
There is Bollywood in every Indian heart. This book would take you to the deepest realm of Bollywood. It would enthrall you to the core. All actors would stand before you and beckon you. Finally, after reading its last page, you would salute the tinsel world—the world of cinema!
In the last few years there has been a glut of books on Indian cinema but most of them focus on the life and times of famous stars or celebrate popular film classics. Even though information and film trivia are now easier to access than ever before, some films have completely disappeared with not even a single print available due to reasons both tragic and strange. Also lost in time are some filmmakers and actors who once added their bit to the history of Indian cinema but have now simply vanished from our collective memory.
In Take-2, Deepa Gahlot reacquaints or introduces us to 50 films (and many artistes) that merit our attention. While some on this list were chosen because they were the first Indian films of their kind, or were obscure films by well-known directors, others deserve mention because they were by creative talents whose contribution to Hindi cinema has been overlooked. Gahlot’s mission to rescue and preserve these forgotten gems should inspire us to go back and take another look.
There are nearly 250 pages in this book. The total number of actresses featured in it is 179.
It is a must-read for all Bollywood fans. General readers would also find it an excellent book for entertaining themselves.
This is the first book about Bollywood that contains , the links to interesting videos and movies and biographies , first of the kind .
More than that the Book also contains high resolution photos , and the information about Bollywood is up-to the date , and is cross checked before publishing .
The contents are easy to Navigate , with different section for each Biography .