"Leela Naidu was listed as one of the five most beautiful women in the world by Vogue magazine. But she was much more. She was the fine-boned, haunting face in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anuradha; she was the woman who refused to sign Raj Kapoor’s films four times; she was Dom Moraes’ muse, his unpaid secretary, his best friend. Jean Renoir taught her acting and Salvador Dali used her as a model for a Madonna. Leela is a memoir that is charming, idiosyncratic and a window to Leela’s intriguing life. Everyone who met her has a Leela Naidu story. This is her version. "
Penguin Books India
15 Mar 2012
200pp with 16pp b/w illustrations