New book on iconic screen goddess Sridevi

Penguin Random House India recently announced the acquisition of the book on the iconic Indian cinema legend, Sridevi, written by author and screenwriter Satyarth Nayak and approved by Boney Kapoor. Titled 'Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar', this book recounts the life and times of the actor who changed how women stars were perceived in the patriarchal film industry. The book will be published under the Ebury Press imprint of Penguin Random House in October. Ebury Press is one of the country's most successful imprints dedicated to discovering, publishing and building the best voices in popular fiction and non-fiction.

Sridevi embarked on her career in the movies when she was just four years old and went on to become the number one movie star in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu cinema, simultaneously. Her body of work has firmly established her as one of the most iconic screen goddesses of India, with the roles and characters she played becoming cultural touchstones for generations of fans and aspiring actors alike.

The author of the book, Satyarth Nayak, says, ''I have always been a huge admirer of Sridevi, and this book gave me the perfect opportunity to celebrate the journey of India's beloved screen goddess. It was wonderful interacting with various film personalities that she worked with over the years and put together their memories and stories into a narrative that charts her saga from a child star to India's first female superstar. What I am proud of is that besides her legendary innings in Hindi Cinema, this book for the first time delves deep into her iconic body of work in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada cinema. I am sure this comprehensive narrative on Sridevi will be embraced by millions of her fans from across the globe. I am indebted to Penguin for sharing my vision for this book and would especially like to thank Boney Kapoor for being a pillar of strength in helping me realise my dream.''

Commemorating Sridevi's larger-than-life magic spread over five decades, Satyarth Nayak will give readers an up-close and personal look into both the phenomenon and the person. With exclusive access to her family, friends and co-stars in the film fraternity, the author will track Sridevi's journey from child star to prima donna who redefined the heroine. The book will not only chronicle her journey and successes in the industry but also her innings after her glorious comeback in 2012 with 'English Vinglish'.

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