Take 6: Hema Malini – Authorised Biography (Day 1019)

By 26 January, 2017Uncategorized

I had no idea that attending a dance ballet by Hema Malini as Draupadi and commenting on it in my editorial would result in my sixth book Hema Malini – Authorised Biography (2006).  She read my editorial and invited me home to discuss the concept of a book she had been dreaming about for a long time. I had never done a commissioned book so took a while to give my answer. This was my second biography after Amitabh Bachchan and this time it was in prose. Initially, Hema Malini was keen that the book must only feature her as a dancer but I insisted on including the woman and the actor in the story telling and she understood and accepted my perspective.

I have enjoyed the process of writing this book, of spending long hours, day and night, discussing her dance and films and getting to know her as a person and an artiste and it is an experience I will always cherish.

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