Irrfan Khan: The Man, The Dreamer, The Star

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Author: Aseem Chhabra

Publisher: Rupa (INR 500, 224PP)

Irrfan Khan is an intimate and meticulously researched account of this refreshingly unique and unconventional Indian icon. Drawn from personal interviews and told through many voices, Aseem Chhabra traces Irrfan’s personal and artistic life in all its many shades. Rich in detail and peppered with anecdotes, it is a fascinating look at the life and work of the actor that begins in a small household in Rajasthan and culminates in his face gazing down from billboards in Hollywood. It explores some of his greatest performances that have shown India and the world what cinema can do. At the heart of this story, however, is a man, possibly the finest actor of his generation, his passion for the craft of acting and his love for unusual characters.

About the author: Aseem Chhabra is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed books. He is a film journalist, freelance writer and film festival programmer in New York City, and has been a commentator on Indian cinema and popular culture on NPR, CNN, BBC, CBC, ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’, Associated Press and Reuters.

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