This book is a tribute to the imagination, hard work and determination that went into the making of the classic film Mughal-e-Azam—a legendary masterpiece, an epic love story and a cinematic gem. It charts the legendary journey of this historic film right from its inception to its re-release in the coloured version.
Be it the breathtaking battle scenes, the sumptuous splendour of the Mughal court, the seductive song-and-dance sequences and the eternal romance—the magic of Mughal-e-Azam just doesn’t seem to ebb. The book relives the making of some of the finest sequences in the film, the casting, frictions between the director and the producer, the riveting drama, the superb dialogues and the fascinating profiles of the artists behind the epic.
The author provides a glimpse into that era which was witness to the making of a masterpiece. The anecdotes and minutiae have been assembled with unsparing research to make the book informative and elegantly readable. Embellished with rare photographs and posters, this phenomenal compilation is truly a collector’s item.
About the Author Shakil Warsi has been associated with the television entertainment industry for over fifteen years. An active Hindi theatre enthusiast, he has been associated in the direction, production and stage management of many successful plays including Adaa, Bin Aaye na Bane and Shabana. Warsi later joined UTV as video editor in the early 1990s and edited India’s first daily soap, Shanti. He has been chief editor and project supervisor for various television serials, documentaries and movie-based shows, broadcast on leading channels like Star Plus, Sony and Zee. He is currently head of post-production and operations for Punjabi TV. Warsi developed a passion to write on films and his profound interest in the history of Indian cinema led him to dig deep into the lives and times of veterans of Hindi cinema and study their art, which he feels, would always inspire generations of movie lovers in India.