The launch of Smita Patil's authorised biography, written by Maithili Rao, called Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence was timed to coincide with her 60th birth anniversary on October 17.
The event took place at the Sofitel hotel in Bandra-Kurla Complex, in the western suburb of Mumbai.
It was attended by Bollywood celebrities.
Shyam Benegal, author Maithili Rao and the chief guest of the evening Amitabh Bachchan pose with the book.
Smita Patil's sister Anita Patil Deshmukh and son Prateik Babbar.
Smita Patil's father Shivajirao Girdhar Patil and nephew Adeetya Deshmukh.
Shabana Azmi worked with Smita in Arth and Mandi.
Smita Patil starred in Govind Nihlani's directorial debut Aakrosh and later in Ardya Satya.
Mohan Agashe and Smita Patil worked in critically acclaimed Marathi film Jait Re Jait.
Writer and columnist Nandita Puri.
Ad filmmaker Prahlad Kakkar.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar