About the Book
Renowned for her natural talent and haunting
beauty, Waheeda Rehman's career
spans an astonishing array of key films in Indian cinema, including Pyaasa, Abhijan, Mujhe Jeene Do, Guide, Teesri Kasam and Rang De Basanti.
In this engaging book of conversations with Nasreen Munni Kabir,
Waheeda Rehman proves to be
a lively raconteur, speaking about her life and work with refreshing honesty,
humour and insight: from the devastating loss of her parents when she was young
to making a life in cinema on her own terms, from insightful accounts of
working with extraordinary film practitioners like Guru Durr,
Raj Khosla, Saryajit Ray,
Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and
Vijay Anand to her friendship with stars like Nargis and Nanda.
A slice of cinema history told through
compelling anecdotes and astute observations, Conversations with Waheeda Rehman provides a rare view of a much-adored and
award-winning actress of Indian cinema.
About the Author
Nasreen Munni Kabir is a reputed
documentary film-maker and writer on films. Based in London, she has made
several programmes on Hindi cinema for Channel 4 TV, UK, including the
forty-six-part series Movie Mahal
The Inner/Outer World of Shah Rukh
Khan. Her several books are, among others, Guru Dutt: A Life in Cinema, Talking Films and Talking Songs with Javed Akhtar, A.R. Rahman:
The Spirit of Music, Lata Mangeshkar: In Her Own Voice
most recently, In the Company of a Poet, a book
conversations with Gulzar.
Encounters with Waheeda Rehman
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