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CRACKING THE CODE: MY JOURNEY IN BOLLYWOOD

by Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3568-1
  2. Pages: 158 pages
  3. Date: February 2015

ABOUT THIS BOOK

‘Ayushmann’s journey is a wholesome and insightful account of the trials and tribulations involved in trying to get a break in Mumbai’s entertainment industry.’—Ranveer Singh
‘Ayushmann’s account of the dreaded yet inevitable pre-stardom struggle is as real and insightful as it gets! His experiences will make you cry and make you laugh. They will both inspire you as well as give you a reality check. All you aspiring actors—read this one carefully. It will become your ultimate guide!’—Parineeti Chopra
So you love the spotlight and drama of Bollywood, and want to make it your life. But what is the right time to become a professional actor? What sort of hindrances are you likely to face as you make your way through the film and television industry? Where will this road take you? And, most importantly, how do you make it happen?
In Cracking the Code, Ayushmann Khurrana—actor, singer and television personality—tries to answer these questions and outlines a step-by-step guide to making it big in tinsel town, drawing on his personal experiences as a rising star in Bollywood. Supported by anecdotes from his own life—his transition from a reality TV star to a distinctive voice on Big FM; from getting a break in soap operas to becoming the highest-paid host of reality shows on television; from dealing with failed auditions to finally landing the coveted lead role in hit film Vicky Donor; and struggling to juggle his new-found success with his family life—Ayushmann identifies and shares the patterns he has noticed on the road to becoming a successful movie star.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Ayushmann Khurrana is an award-winning Indian film actor, singer and television anchor whose debut film, Vicky Donor, was critically acclaimed and a huge commercial success.
Tahira Kashyap is a professor of mass communication and journalism in Mumbai and the author of two books. She also writes and directs plays in Chandigarh, her hometown.