The Substance And The Shadow: An Autobiography is the autobiography of the veteran actor, Yousuf Khan, popularly known as Dilip Kumar. This book consists of various interesting anecdotes from the life of Dilip Kumar, the legend who captured many hearts with his prolific performances.
Dilip Kumar, arguably the greatest Indian actor to have ever blazed the silver screen, is an icon in every sense of the term. His journey in movies is nothing short of a roller-coaster ride. This book covers his whole journey right from his struggling days to his meeting with Devika Rani which led to him getting a break in movies to the glorious era of movies like Andaz, Daag and Devdas to name a few.
It also covers sensitive areas such as his own affected psyche because of playing a tragedian in movies time and again and how he recovered from it by doing rib-ticklingly funny movies. Moreover, the book also gives us an insight into the fairy tale love story of Dilip Kumar and the ethereal beauty Saira Banu and their wonderful marriage.
The Substance And The Shadow: An Autobiography will prove to be an enjoyable book for any Bollywood movie buff as it gives them an opportunity to get insights about the biggest star of Hindi films from the legend himself. The book is in its first edition and was published by Hay House India in 2014. It is available in hardcover.
- People like Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan, Javed Akhtar wear present at the launch of this book.
- Little known facts about Dilip Kumar's life, such as the reasons for not marrying the stunningly beautiful Madhubala, are also disclosed in the book.