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Bhawana Somaaya is an Indian film journalist, critic, author, and historian. She has been honored with the Padma Shri in the year 2017 by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee. Starting her career as a film reporter in 1978, she went to work with several film magazines, through the 1980s and 1990s. Eventually, she remained editor of Screen, a leading film magazine, from 2000 to 2007. She has written over 13 books on the history of Hindi cinema and biographies of Bollywood stars, including Salaam Bollywood (2000), The Story So Far (2003) and her trilogy, Amitabh Bachchan – The Legend (1999), Bachchanalia – The Films And Memorabilia of Amitabh Bachchan (2009) and Amitabh Lexicon (2011).

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Bhawana Somaayas Books: Keshava, Letters to Mother, Shaping of the Seed, Hema Malini, Mother Maiden Mistress, Once Upon a Time in India, Bachchanalia, Krishna-The God who lived as Man, Talking Cinema

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