Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography
About the Book
Every success story has its price to pay.
So did Shatrughan Sinha (SS) who achieved the impossible twice over. The youngest and the most pampered in a family of academics and doctors where four sons were named after the four brothers of the Ramayan, SS stood out defiantly different. He was born for applause and the limelight; he was besotted with Raj Kapoor and cinema.
In the face of stiff opposition from disciplinarian father Bhuvaneshwar Prasad
In politics too, with no known surname or family to power his entry, he set a record as the first film star from India to be sworn-in as a Cabinet Minister.
Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan
“Do not attempt to change him. Of the 1.25 crore people of India, he stands out as unique” – Amitabh Bachchan, superstar, Hindi cinema
“They used to call me the Shatrughan Sinha of the South” – Rajinikanth, superstar, Tamil Nadu
“I became an actor because of Shatrughan Sinha” – Chiranjeevi, superstar & Congress-I leader, Andhra Pradesh
“Ours is an Eklavya-Dronacharya story. He is my guru” – Ambareesh, superstar & Minister for Housing, Karnataka
“A person who joined the Jan Sangh or the BJP when it was in the Opposition, had to be gutsy. Shatrughan is” – LK Advani, Senior Leader, BJP
“I would give him sanyam ki salaah (advice on patience)” – Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs
“I find there’s no chaploosi (sycophancy) in him. Our doors are open 24/7 to him” – Lalu Prasad Yadav, Leader, RJD
“If the Bihari Babu is hurt, the whole of Bihar is hurt” – Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister, Bihar
“If we had Shatrusaab on our side, we wouldn’t need anybody else on our team” – Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister, Pakistan
About the Author
Renowned columnist, critic and author Bharathi S Pradhan has written both fiction and non-fiction. Mr Bidi – the life story of an industrialist; Heartfelt: The inspirational story of Medha Jalota; Colas, Cars & Communal Harmony on secularism and Valentine Lover, an adult novel, are some of her well-received books.
She scripted a documentary on Mughal-e-Azam and ideated for Balaji Telefilms. She has been Chairperson, National Awards (for best writing on cinema), and has been on the jury of diverse awards committees. She was also on the jury of the Indian Panorama of IFFI 2015.
Bharathi has edited a variety of magazines and contributed to several publications that include Reader’s Digest, Mid-day, Savvy, Femina and Movie. She continues to be a Sunday columnist with The Telegraph. She lives in Mumbai with Sanjaya, her Chartered Accountant husband and Siddhesh, her son who is currently studying Law.
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Excellent to read such the beautiful journey of an extra ordinary and magician personaLITY.....SHATRUGHN SINHA.......and the magestic story of the eminent and proficient personality of the country whose prediction is proved same as the position of the pole star .......PT.VISHNU KANT JHA............IT is thrilling for me because i have listened a lot about him and i makes hats off to him.....
I was supposed to love this book cuz he is one of few famous bihari guys. But I just kept waiting... and waiting... and waiting to find anything good in this book. Only a few copies will be sold, that due to the controversies the author has tried to create in the book. Actually Shatrughan Sinha's life and career is just based on controversies, else he did not have any merit. The simple rule he followed was that "If you want to be famous, show the world that you have animosity with the biggest player in the game" ( for him it was Amitabh). There are certain people who do it like Kejriwal keeps doing Modi, Modi..