My grateful thanks to Drs. J.S.R.L.Narayana Moorty and Dr. Larry Morris for their heartfelt and untiring helpfulness in writing this book. If it were not for them this work would never have seen the light of day.
Mahesh Bhatt, a leading film director, was born in 1948 into a family of film makers. In 1970, he dropped out of college and took to film making himself, directing his first Hindi feature film at the age of twenty-one. To date, he has directed and released twenty-one films of which Saransh won the Special Jury Award at the Moscow Film Festival in 1985.
Cover design by Amiya Bhattacharya
Cover photograph by the author
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