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Acting Smart: Your Ticket to Showbiz Paperback – 23 February 2014

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‘I wonder why nobody thought of this before. It is bound to be a great success. there is nothing like it... it’s going to help a lot of actors.’ - Shabana Azmi, actor ‘This book will be very valuable because it has such solid content. It is done with such good intent that it will reach out to many, many people.’ - Anil Kapoor, actor ‘An interesting insight into the minds of people who work in films.’ - Raju Hirani, film-maker ‘Pretty woman writes smart book … will save precious groping-in-the-dark time in Mumbai.’ - Imtiaz Ali, film-maker ‘This book is as much fun to read as the process of film-making is crazy. It combines wonderful gyaan on how to go about becoming an actor with great personal insights into the insane world of films.’ - Farah Khan, film-maker and choreographer ‘In this business, failure is scary because it’s in your face … it hurts your self-esteem … a slip is exaggerated just as success is. This book will help make the journey much, much easier. It tells you what it’s really like.’ - Manish Malhotra, designer

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Do you wake up dreaming of millions screaming your name? Do you fantasize about your face beaming down from hoardings? Do you practise your Oscar thank-you speech in your head? Or see yourself walking the red carpet at Cannes? Is a career in showbiz what you aspire to above all else but are daunted by where to start? Are you clueless about who to meet and how to get your first break? Does the casting couch exist and how do you handle it? How do you keep getting work and become un-ignorable?Tisca Chopra Acting Smart is the book you have been waiting for. Packed with nuts-and-bolts ideas, hilarious anecdotes as well as sharp advice from some of the biggest names in cinema actors, agents, film-makers and casting directors this is a not just a handbook on how to take on the challenges of the mercurial quicksand of show business, but also a look into the working of the creative maelstrom called the film industry.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Collins India; 1st edition (23 February 2014); Harper & Collins
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 220 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9351362035
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9351362036
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 336 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14 x 1.4 x 21.5 cm
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ India
  • Generic Name ‏ : ‎ Books
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