Looking for the Big B

Looking for the Big B : Bollywood, Bachchan and Me

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'Jessica,' he pronounced, 'you have known me for seven years. My life has changed seven times. You will never finish this book.' There is no reason why Amitabh Bachchan and I should appear in the same sentence. He is India's most legendary film star - a cross between Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Elvis, and with more than a hint of John Travolta. In a country like India where film stars are treated as gods, Amitabh Bachchan is the uber-god, the Big B. As for me, I am English, almost thirty, and not in the least bit famous. But here I am in Bombay about to start writing his story. How did I get here? Why did I get here? Bombay is mayhem and Bollywood maddening. "The Big B" is strangely aloof, the magazines are full of lies, and no one is talking. I want to write a book that explodes the myths surrounding India's most famous man. Can I pull it off? Funny, irreverent and affectionate, "The Big B" is a fascinating look at the Bombay film industry and the story of a very unlikely friendship.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 24mm | 458g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747560412
  • 9780747560418
  • 2,172,586

About Jessica Hines

Jessica Hines grew up on the Lizard in Cornwall and went to clown school in Toronto. She returned to study Comparative Religion at SOAS and do a MA in film at the BFI. She has achieved remarkably little in her thirty years having wasted most of her twenties inhaling pollution in Bombay. This is her first book.show more

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