by Abha Iyengar
Published by Rupa Publications India Pvt.Ltd
Year: 2015; Pages: 136
Paperback; Price: 195
A young boy in Chandigarh dreams of becoming an actor. Nothing new. He is thin, scrawny, with no dress sense. No hope here. How he changes things for himself, moving from stepping-stone to stepping-stone, to finally become the star he is–that’s what the book is about.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Cracking the Code is a thin volume, simply written and conversational in its tone. This is no hi-fi book, but it makes its points. For those who are looking at learning how to “get there”, they can read the codes and apply them. The codes he gives are not special to entering and doing well in the film industry, i.e. making it as an actor, but can be applied to any field.