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Discussion in 'Still Reading Khan - by Mushtaq Sheikh' started by Wafa, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Wafa

    Wafa I want my Mom!!!

    Hindustan Times

    This is a year for Shah Rukh Khan, not just as an actor and producer but also because there are three books underway, capturing his life and times. While one is an autobiography and another is authored by Anupama Chopra, the third will be the first to hit the shelves. Titled Still Reading Khan, the 417-page book (priced at about Rs 2,500), with more than 1500 images, is written by former journalist and long-time friend of Khan's, Mushtaq Shiekh.


    "I've known Shah Rukh for more than 11 years, and when I decided to write the book I didn't know where I would start, so I went to Delhi and began cataloguing his life chronologically," says Sheikh who previously wrote the book on Khan's film Asoka.


    This included visiting his old home, the place where his father's restaurant was, the gallis where Khan hung out, meeting his friends and visiting Barry John, his acting teacher.

    So is the book a biography? Shiekh refutes the category. "The word biography sounds fuddy-duddy and reeks of intellectualism. But my book is more of a breezy travelogue. I wanted to make a book on Shah Rukh that was like him."

    The book, therefore, includes chapter headers like X Chromosome, Mere Paas Ma Hai, Destiny's Child and Acting Pricey.


    Still Reading Khan (an expansion of `SRK') is a combination of research, archival material, interviews with Khan, wife Gauri, his sister, children and friends (the C-gang from Delhi) with a foreword by Karan Johar.

    "At first I did not know where to start, but later I did not know when to stop so I have ended it with Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, with a bunch of exclusive images from the film included," says Shiekh, who first met Khan as a reporter for G magazine.


    Having been his friend for over a decade, how objective will the book be? "I've tried to be as honest as I can with my writing and not gushed. Other people have done that because the book includes their viewpoints. And where I have gushed are points where I think he deserves it," replies Shiekh.


    He believes that Khan's story is that of "a winner which needed to be told".
    Due out in June, in the presence of Shah Rukh Khan, Still Reading Khan seems set to be must-have for the coffee tables of all SRK fans.
    Excerpt from the book:


    Shah Rukh found he had been selected to be one of the four principal dancers with just one speaking line... "I was very disappointed that I didn't get the lead role. But I didn't say it, for up against me were all the big guys like Roshan Seth." Besides... it was a musical and he couldn't sing.
     

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  2. veronicas

    veronicas ~Forever Yours~

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    I can't wait to have this book. It' going to be my treasure. Only if I could get it sighned by him. Thank you for the news Wafa.:p :pray2: :pray2: :pray2:
     
  3. Pakiza

    Pakiza New Member

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    out in june!! wooohoooo!!! i hope its released worldwide
     
  4. Meghna04

    Meghna04 ChakDe SRK!

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    The book comes out in June...

    mhmmm ...it seems that the month June becomes really expensive for me!

    Thanks Wafa!
     
  5. SRKsham

    SRKsham Well-Known Member

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    I really can't wait for his book!!! :(


    Thanks for sharing sweetheart:kiss:
     
  6. Michelle

    Michelle THE BAADSHAH RULES!

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    oh poor me!!!i wish i could afford it!!!!!!:(but it seems 2 b interesting!!!!!
     
  7. Astri

    Astri New Member

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    1500 images?!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: But the book is so expensive.:(
     
  8. lamya

    lamya Well-Known Member

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    ohhh, this book sounds really interesting and it has 1500 images, now that's a must buy, lets hope it avalaible worldwide
     
  9. layla-val

    layla-val Active Member

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    Hope it is available in the UK, but it looks like I'm going yo have to re-mortgage the house to buy it.:(
     
  10. TARA

    TARA "K3T"-Member

    Re: Still Reading Khan


    Yes dear.seems to me too!! I think we should start to save the mones for all thoose things..................:D


    thanks for the information wafa!
     
  11. K

    K I love you Shah Rukh. Staff Member

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    Can't wait!!

    Thanks Wafa.:)
     
  12. SRKsham

    SRKsham Well-Known Member

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    Pfff jep I heard that too..:( but I really have to get one:eek:
     
  13. Rajshri

    Rajshri Well-Known Member

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    Still Reading Khan (an expansion of `SRK') is a combination of research, archival material, interviews with Khan, wife Gauri, his sister, children and friends (the C-gang from Delhi) with a foreword by Karan Johar.


    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!! Got to get this one!!!!! :scared: :scared: :scared:
     
  14. veronicas

    veronicas ~Forever Yours~

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    How much will Rs 2,500 will be in US dollars? Does anyone know?:confused:
     
  15. annous

    annous New Member

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    it will be about 66$, which is little pricy IMO
     
  16. Rajshri

    Rajshri Well-Known Member

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    Oewh yes it is! Aawh well .. not to me (I'll spend all my money on him if I have to):D ... but my mother! WAHAHAHA She'll kill me if she finds out how much it cost me. So I'll just have to hide it I guess. :p :D
     
  17. SRKsham

    SRKsham Well-Known Member

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    :lol: LOL! oohhw my mom:rolleyes: ... I haven't even thought about that:eek: pfff she will kick my ass too... But that doesn't matter:D
     
  18. fatimamirza

    fatimamirza New Member

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    in june of course it will be worldwide, and i think it will reach Bahrain 1st so can't wait to buy, see and read it with all my love:thumb: thks wafa:kiss:
     
  19. veronicas

    veronicas ~Forever Yours~

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    Thank you Enass. :) Anything and anyprice for him. :D :heart:
     
  20. filmifan

    filmifan bhangraholic nattu

    Re: Still Reading Khan

    it's not available on Amazon yet, not even for pre-order... :(
     

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