Big B releases book at 7th IIFA
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Big B releases book at 7th IIFA

Mr Bachchan released a book Lights, Camera, Masala which contains an in-depth look at the chaotic world of film-making.

india Updated: Jun 16, 2006 17:58 IST

Big B opens 7th IIFA in Dubai

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, brand ambassador of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) today opened the four-day 7th IIFA extravaganza, and launched Sheena Sippy's IIFA commemorative book titled Lights, Camera,Masala.

Even as reports of his alleged harassment at the hands of the Income Tax department continue to hog headlines back home, the Big B appeared quite relaxed, albeit tired, mixing with fans and obliging them with pictures and autographs.

Mr Bachchan, who has just recovered from his illness, will not be performing this time at IIFA.

Director Karan Johar, who was also present on the occasion and has just wrapped up his mega film Kabhi Alvida NaKehna, will launch the music of the film tomorrow, while Aishwarya Rai, who is shooting for Mani Ratnam's film Guru in Chennai, briefly appeared to attend the premiere of her film Provoked.

The book, Lights, Camera, Masala, is an insider's look at the glitz, grit and grandeur of Hindi cinema, the world's largest film industry.

The book is a celebration of contemporary Hindi cinema, and documents the fascinating process of making a typical commercial Hindi film through adventures of a pair of fictitious characters Vijay and Ravi as they endeavour to make a Hindi film of their own.

Famous film personalities varying from seasoned script writers Salim-Javed, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Ramesh Sippy and Karan Johar share their experiences and provide insights into film-making. The book also records the stories of the those engaged behind the scenes.

Sheena Sippy's book, which has been authored by Naman Ramchandran, a screenwriter and filmmaker, is a rich tribute to the chaotic as well as entertaining world of Hindi cinema.

First Published: Jun 16, 2006 17:58 IST