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What's common between Hamlet and Half Girlfriend? The Bollywood trend of books to films

Sep 30, 2014    

Years ago, as part of his television show, Ali G had approached a literary agent in New York with the idea of writing a book based on a film. The film he'd chosen was The Lord of the Rings. The agent gently pointed out that The Lord of the Rings was already a book; it was actually three books, in fact. "Yeah, but that's the book which the film was on," replied Ali G. "I want to write a book on the film."It sounds ridiculous, but at least Ali G's observation was a practical joke. Here's news from the real world of Indian films and publishing Vishal Bhardwaj's films Maqbool, ...

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