Bollywood, and books have a close connection, even some movies are based on the novels which are quite famous. There are times when the books were used to give natural shots in a movie. Books have a special place in a movie being shot. Although, there are times when the audience neglect the little things in a movie and the books are the most ignored ones. Some of these unseen books are:
1) Text Book of Microbiology
The movie was of a nerdy girl Naina; she always had one book or the other in her hand. Sometimes a novel would fill in, and sometimes her study book. The book which could be seen was the Text book which she was carrying. Also later in the movie we see the book, On The Road which was held by
Ranbir Kapoor before the beginning of the song Ilaahi.
2) No Easy Day
This book was seen in the movie
Dear Zindagi. This book worked its place in the shot where
Alia Bhatt was holding it. The movie was all about mental health, and that was the reason the book found its place in the movie.
3) Mills and Boon Novel
This one was tricky to identify but one could definitely see a Mills and Boon novel in the movie, Ramleela. The novel was in the scene when Leela goes to draw out a gun from her drawer to take the life of his lover Ram. This is when the Mills and Boon Novel were seen in the shot.
This book was seen in the movie Meri Pyari Bindu. The movie had Ayushman Khurana, and
Parineeti Chopra as the lead. This Eric Segal’s book was seen on the side table of the bed while the actors were busy shooting the song Afeemi.
5) Harry Potter and the Order of Pheonix
The book is based on the plot that the headmaster is helping his student to fight, and win over the villain. The same plot was picturize in the movie
Main Hoon Na, and this book was seen in the hands of
Boman Irani while a scene was shot. How ironic, isn’t it?
6) The New York Trilogy
The movie in which the book appeared was Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and the scene which made the book famous was where Kabir was in an argument with his fiancée Natasha. The argument was about the book being a detective trilogy.
7) The Scarlet Temptress
This book was seen when Raj and Simran had their first encounter, in a train compartment. The book was held upside down as Simran was irritated by Raj when he was trying to get in her face. What a beautiful encounter.
This book has a plot revolving around a foreigner. The book was seen in the movie
Rang De Basanti, and the scene where it was placed carefully was when DJ (
Aamir Khan), and Sue (Alice Patten) were having a conversation.
9) The Beauty Myth
This book was seen in the movie Jane Tu Ya Jane Na. Here, the book was held by Jay’s mom, played by
Ratna Pathak. Her character was that of a single mother who is completely dedicated towards her son. The book also talks a lot about feminism, and physical attractions.
10) Catch 22
This book had a lot of role in the movie Tamasha, which had the lead as Ranbir Kapoor, and Deepika. The book was first seen by Deepika on Ranbir’s bed. Four years later, she was seen reading the same book in the same café where they both first met.