Once Upon A Prime Time By Actor-Director Ananth Mahadevan is out now.
Once Upon A Prime Time By Actor-Director Ananth Mahadevan is out now, the Foreword of the book is written by Hema Malini and Embassy Books has published it.
About The Book:
“In Once Upon A Prime Time, Ananth Mahadevan pens the memoirs of his journey on Indian television. From first-hand experiences with filmmakers who were the founding fathers of television serials to today’s consumerism driven shows, he has tasted them all. The book reads like an autobiography yet covers virtually every major player who was responsible for the nostalgia that Indian television now evokes.
It incorporates exclusive moments with many celebrities and award-winning directors. Join the actors on their sets as they perform for television and learn about the stories that made the shows come to life. Covering artists and makers who impacted our worlds, such as Amitabh Bachchan, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Sai Paranjpye, Basu Chatterjee, Kundan Shah, Ravi Chopra, Ramesh Sippy, Farouque Shaikh, Aziz Mirza, Gulzar, and Govind Nihalani.
The book is in all probability, the first-ever story of Indian television. Besides taking one down memory lane, this could be a throw-back for all those connected with the medium, past, and present. It gives you a feeling of traveling through time and watching history being made – behind the scenes.”
There is nothing richer than the history told by a person who has lived it. Ananth chronicles the TV epoch as a modern-day Ibn Battuta – a traveler who has participated has been molded by and has lived long enough to tell all that happened over those summers, winters & monsoons. – ASHISH VIDYARTHI, Actor, Motivational Speaker.
Full of delightful anecdotes and wonderful history of prime time television. – LILLETTE DUBEY, Actress, Theatre Director
It’s not merely a history of television. It’s a living picture in three dimensions–of the programs, the people, the ups and downs, the intimate anecdotes involving the giants of the industry, and with Ananth himself a witness–much like the common man of R K Laxman. – BHARAT DABHOLKAR, Ad Guru, Actor, Director
The story of Indian television engagingly told and peppered with personal anecdotes. A definite must-read for those who grew up on the halcyon days of Doordarshan and for those who missed the bus to know about the golden era of Indian television. – NANDITA OM PURI, Author, Columnist
About The Author:
ANANTH NARAYAN MAHADEVAN ‘s career as an actor and filmmaker traverses nearly 40 years now. From theatre to television and then cinema, it has been, as he puts it, “ an academic progression”. Mahadevan has been an integral part of 36 years of sponsored television in India, both as an actor and director.
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