Supertraits of Superstars – my thoughts

WP_20140225_001Author – Priyanka Sinha Jha

Blurb –

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Vidya Balan, Karan Johar. Each of these celebrities are adored and looked up to by millions who aspire to emulate their success stories. But what is it that separates them, and other Bollywood stars, from the rest? Which is that one defining trait that makes them stand out, and how can you benefit from knowing it? 

In this one-of-a-kind book, Priyanka Sinha Jha looks at eleven luminaries from Bollywood, and the attribute that is perhaps most responsible for their success. She details their stories, their struggles, their efforts to overcome setbacks, and what it is about them that made them not just reach the top of their game, but stay there. Be it Amitabh Bachchan’s discipline, Aamir Khan’s perfectionist nature, Salman Khan’s generosity, John Abraham’s enterprise or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s grace—each star has one unique quality that others can imbibe to reach greater heights in their own lives. With pithy observations and inspirational conversations, Supertraits of Superstars will show you how to live life star-size.

My thoughts –

First things first. I would like to thank The Tales Pensieve team for sending me an author-signed copy of the book….thanks a lot guys! 🙂

For many of us, the lives of the celebrities seems to be the perfect life – perfect body, hair, poise, clothes, confidence – 24*7. They seem to live a dream life. But often, we forget the hard work & consistent efforts they put in to look that in front of their million admirers. And this is what the author, Priyanka Sinha Jha, has brought to the forefront with her book – SUPERTRAITS OF SUPERSTARS. She has picked up 11 celebs from Bollywood who had & are in the continuous process of hard work and perseverance to keep up their heads high in the world of showbiz. The author has picked up certain qualities that each of the superstars possess & which have worked in their favour & have made them the persons they are today. She has also put forth their ups & downs, struggles, peculiarities, strategies, etc. which make them different from the rest & from which we can draw lessons from, like –

Salman Khan – Generosity

Vidya Balan – Reinvention

Amitabh Bachaan –Discipline

Shah Rukh Khan – Passion

Aamir Khan – Pursuit of Perfection

Katrina Kaif – Perseverance

John Abraham – Enterprise

Ranbir raj Kapoor – Maximal Focus

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Grace under Pressure

Hrithik Roshan – Overcoming the Achilles’ Heel

Karan Johar – Diplomacy & Tact

Apart from the details about the stars, the method in which the author has presented the information is to be applauded – be it the free-flowing & engaging language, the appropriate quotes, the caricatures of the stars at the start of each chapter, the breaking down of each trait of the author with references to some interviews or incidents & then the final summary at the end of each chapter. And at the end of each chapter, it does make you think – yes, even we can do that! 🙂

A very quick read, no doubt about it, but I preferred to keep it slow – 1 or 2 chapters every day. If you are feeling low or looking for some inspiration, you can most certainly read it! 🙂

The book was received as part of Reviewers Programme on The Tales Pensieve.

I am linking this review to my Indian Quills Challenge 2014 target (read about the challenge here).


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