Om Book Shop in association with Juggernaut Books
to celebrate the publication of
'SANJAY DUTT: THE CRAZY UNTOLD STORY OF BOLLYWOOD'S BAD BOY'
YASSER USMAN, The award-winning television journalist, film commentator, bestselling author
will be in conversation
POONAM SAXENA, National Weekend Editor,Hindustan Times, noted translator and co-author of Karan Johar’s memoir, An Unsuitable Boy,
MIHIR PANDYA, Author of Shahar Aur Cinema Via Dilli, Asst. Professor of Hindi Literature, DU
at Om Book Shop, 1st floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket
on 4 April, Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m.
Entry open for all
Sanjay Dutt is the original bad boy of Bollywood. In the early 1980s it was not uncommon to find him passed out over the steering wheel of his car on a suburban road of Mumbai from a night of drugs and alcohol. Sanjay's open love for guns and hard partying, his rippling muscles, long hair and many glamorous girlfriends, including the top actress of that time, defined machismo for a generation of Indian men.
But underneath the tough-guy image there were genuine struggles, too: his mother and first wife both died tragically young of cancer, and Sanjay had to go through long and painful periods of de-addiction therapy. In this book, one of India's foremost Bollywood biographers, Yasser Usman, tells the uncensored story of Sanjay's roller-coaster life that is stranger than any fiction -- from the time he smuggled heroin into the United States and went on a drunk shooting spree at his Pali Hill home to his curious phone calls to the gangster Chhota Shakeel and his embroilment in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
Today, however, Sanjay is identified more with the character he played in his most memorable film Munnabhai MBBS – that of a reformed goon. But one thing's for certain: there will never be another Sanjay Dutt, a simple straight shooter in an image-obsessed Bollywood.
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