Balaji Vittal has co-authored the National Film Award winning R.D. Burman: The Man, The Music (2011) and the MAMI Award winning Gaata Rahe Mera Dil – 50 Classic Hindi Film Songs (2015) and the highly acclaimed S.D. Burman: The Prince-Musician (2018). His latest book (and his first solo-authored one) Pure Evil – The Bad Men of Bollywood is a walk through the rogues’ gallery of Bollywood villains from 1929 to 2021 where villainy in dazzling shades of black & grey is showcased. This is enriched with a treasure trove of rare trivia and anecdotes based on interviews conducted with almost 50 leading actors, film makers and script writers and has received widespread praise and appreciation from media as well as from leading book and film critics, influencers and the readers alike.