Rekha: The Untold Story; reviewed by Saran Lamba
I am not one who is overly fond of biographies and that too of movie stars…having said that, I have read both the books by the author, the one on Rajesh Khanna and this one being on Rekha.
Let’s start with the cover photo of the book; now Rekha’s movie were well of the past by the time I grew up and starting watching Hindi cinema, but I still know that there have been better photos of her than the one chosen on the cover. It simply doesn’t do any justice to her!
After finishing the book, which I did in a few hours flat, I felt I already knew all this about her. You get a feeling of only floating on the surface and not dipping your head even once in the water.
The author has just about skimmed through most of the movies she has done in a few lines, apart from a little detail about a few of them. Not many of her co-stars or the people she has worked with have much to say about her.
In a nutshell the book is really not worth it. The only thing which resonated with me was the name of the book and the story still feels to be UNTOLD!
Saran is a mother of 2 children and a dog and when not being after their life, she tries to read anything that holds my interest, ranging from mystery to spirituality
Artika Aurora Bakshi
Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror.
She co-manages thegoodbookcorner.com, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts.
She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance.
Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as, talkingcranes.com, sikhchic.com, sikhnet.com.
She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016.
An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members.
Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook.
Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults.
You can reach Artika at email@example.com .