Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl. Before you go to download or buy “Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl”, let’s have a look at the description and summary of the book.
Hema Malini is one of the most enduring divas of Hindi cinema, dancer and choreographer par excellence, a producer, and director for films and television, magazine editor, an active member of Parliament and now a singer, Hema Malini wears many hats with admirable ease.
No other industry name comes close to matching the breadth of Hema’s achievements. In an industry where the male star has traditionally driven the commercial success of films, Hema was an exception, with her name alone sufficing to ensure a film’s box-office glory. She was, arguably, India’s first female superstar. Apart from starring in mainstream super-hits like Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay, Johny Mera Naam, Jugnu, Andaz and, more recently, Baghban, she received critical acclaim for her performances in Khushboo, Kinara, Meera, Lal Patthar, Ek Chadar Maili Si and Razia Sultan.
But there is much more to her than just her Bollywood journey. From her efforts at reviving and sustaining classical dance to the graceful handling of her personal life and the controversies that have plagued her in her political avatar, from her relationships to her religious beliefs and her recent tryst with singing, the book Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl covers it all. With detailed interviews and exclusive anecdotes from her friends, family, and co-actors, this is an inside look at the remarkable life of one of our greatest cinema icons, someone who has truly lived life on her own terms.
About the Author
Ram Kamal Mukherjee started his career with The Asian Age, Kolkata, in 2001. As sub-editor at The Asian Age, Ram Kamal Mukherjee was soon heading the regional entertainment industry. Under the keen eye of veteran editor M.J. Akbar and firebrand resident editor Tikli Basu, he built a reputation for himself as one of the most unbiased film journalists in the business.
His column, ‘Arkay’s Diary’, was a rage in Kolkata. Taking up an offer made by Stardust, Ram Kamal Mukherjee joined the group as senior correspondent in 2003, making the shift to Mumbai. It was around the same time that he wrote a coffee-table book, Diva Unveiled: Hema Malini. Published by Magna Books, it won great appreciation for its pictorial representation of the actor’s journey.