Jyran at Sofitel Mumbai BKC was the happy venue for HarperCollins Publishers India to launch Smita Patil’s first authorized biography – ‘Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence’ by Maithili Rao.
The biography traces the life of the talented actor from her childhood to her stardom, her controversial marriage and untimely death. It also includes a sharp critique of the films that defined her and that read like a roster of the best of New Indian Cinema.
In attendance as chief guest was Amitabh Bachchan. Also present were Shyam Benegal, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Sonali Kulkarni, Mohan Agashe, Prateik Babbar, Anita Patil, Jabar Patel and Prahlad Kakkar.