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Eurekha! An Unauthorised Biography of Rekha by Mohan Deep

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About meBased in Mumbai, I have written a few books on Bollywood film personalities, including The Mystery and Mystique of Madhubala, Simply Scandalous: Meena Kumari and Eurekha! – an unauthorised biography of Rekha.
Khushwant Singh called me 'a truly gifted writer', poet-columnist Tara Patel described me as a maverick writer, and Behram Contractor called me William Goldman of Bollywood's stars.
Though people talk about my trilogy of star biographies and I am considered the only Indian author to have written what are described as 'unauthorised biographies' and even 'demonisation' of Bollywood icons, I also wrote a novel, 'It's My Life' (1997) and even dabbled into a different genre; historical fiction. In 2002, I wrote Nehru and the Tantrik Woman. It was inspired by the revelations about the illegitimate child of the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, by his private secretary M O Mathai. The play was set in 1975–77 when, the then-prime minister Indira Gandhi had imposed emergency rule in India. The censor board for public performances refused to give permission to stage the play and I settled for a book with the same title, "Nehru and the Tantrik Woman".
Disillusioned with the suffocating censorship and harassment, I almost quit writing. However, the keeda inside me, refused to die.
I returned with a fiction in 2013. 'The Five Foolish Virgins' was a fictional take on the glamorous world of cinema, and has all the ingredients of a Bollywood potboiler. From casting couch, bisexual superstars to an actor having underworld connections, my novel explored the underbelly of Bollywood and Media. It got good reviews and did fairly well.
'Color Me Rich' is my 10th book. It is a love story set in the world of art, the love story of a struggling painter. The story examines the relevance of money and creativity.
Does an artist who is prolific, despite the pangs of hunger and money worries, paint better / more when free from financial concerns?

P.S. My roots are in Sindhi literature. Wrote nearly 200 short stories, two novels, some poetry and a play in Sindhi. Shifted to English as the readership in Sindhi is extremely limited.



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