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Film Stars

Amitabh Bachchan

Authors: Singh, Sunny

  • Amitabh Bachchan has been Indian commercial cinema's preeminent star for the past four decades.
  • He continues to star in Indian and Hollywood movies, and appeared in Baz Lurhmann's 'The Great Gatsby'.
  • One of the principal characters in Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' is based on Bachchan.
  • First indepth critical study of Bachchan's film career and star persona.
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Amitabh Bachchan’s transnational fame as one of cinema’s biggest global stars is both unprecedented and unparalleled. His career spans five decades and stretches the boundaries of the very meaning of stardom. Actor, singer, politician, television host and national icon, he is mobbed by frenzied fans in streets from Mumbai to Cairo, London to Kuala Lumpur, New York to Lagos, and towers like a demi-god in the Indian imagination.

In this unique study of the star, Sunny Singh examines Bachchan's film performances and his star persona, locating them in the context of cultural phenomena and global branding, and explores the reasons behind the longevity of his stardom. This illuminating analysis assesses the full range of Bachchan’s work, personality and influence - political, social, economic and technological

With in-depth analyses of key films and their wide-ranging social contexts, Singh offers a provocative and in-depth study of the superstar, his extensive career to date as well as the nature of Indian, Asian, and global stardom.  

About the authors

Sunny Singh is a novelist and academic. Her novels include Nani’s Book of Suicides (2000), With Krishna’s Eyes (2006) and Hotel Arcadia (2015). She currently teaches Creative Writing and English Literature at the London Metropolitan University, UK. . 

Buy this book

eBook £20.39
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51927-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £16.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-631-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Amitabh Bachchan
Authors
Series Title
Film Stars
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51927-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51927-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-631-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 191
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