In this photo project, Mark Bennington explores Bollywood from a different vantage point: What did the Indian acting community look like off the screen? View the excerpts from his new book, Living the Dream: The Life of the ‘Bollywood’ Actor, in this photo essay, Behind-the-Scenes Bollywood.
AFGHANISTAN. Parwan Province (now Panjshir Province). 1984. Afghan guerilla leader, Ahmad Shah Massoud, centre, is surrounded by Mujahideen commanders at a meeting of the rebels in the Panjshir Valley. Massoud was central to much of the anti-Soviet resistance, and after the troops left, struggled with others to create a new government. In a few years, Massoud and his forces were fighting the Taliban, and he had become an enemy of Osama bin Laden. On September 9, 2001 Massoud was assassinated by two attackers backed by Al Qaeda, just days before the September 11 attacks on the U.S.