Bollywood Nights

Bollywood Nights

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by Shobhaa De
     
 

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Bollywood is no place for a vulnerable, small-town girl like Aasha Rani. But that doesn't stop her mother from pushing her into a world of exploitation and bedroom casting calls. Aasha has no choice but to thrive-despite the vicious circles of starlets, pimps, and celebrities who want to see her meet her end.

But the day she meets Bollywood's leading man,

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Bollywood is no place for a vulnerable, small-town girl like Aasha Rani. But that doesn't stop her mother from pushing her into a world of exploitation and bedroom casting calls. Aasha has no choice but to thrive-despite the vicious circles of starlets, pimps, and celebrities who want to see her meet her end.

But the day she meets Bollywood's leading man, everything she's worked so hard for is jeopardized. Because she may be falling for Akshay Arora-and there's no room for love in a business where it's the stranger under your sheets holding the key to your success. With her innocence stolen and nowhere else to turn, Aasha knows her downfall could come as quickly as her rise to fame. And letting herself love might just be the most fatal career move of her life...

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Publishers Weekly
Dé's sari-ripper stars fictional Bollywood sensation Aasha Rani, a former poor Madras girl who survived years of abuse, abandonment and the underage porno filmi industry. Her relationship with a married superstar, the anything-but-heroic Akshay Arora, sends Aasha running off to New Zealand, where she marries someone else, returns to India, endures more heartache, jets to London-and finally comes to understand her issues and face her destiny. The Bollywood detail is reminiscent of Jackie Collins's best Hollywood fiction (Dé has been called India's Jackie Collins), but this steamy saga also includes a bright bindi flash of spirituality that is uniquely Dé. (June)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451221940
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,174,443
Product dimensions:
5.27(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Shobhaa D?, India's most renowned columnist, is the founder and editor of three magazines and the bestselling author of 13 novels. She lives in Bombay with her six children and husband.

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Bollywood Nights 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
AvidReaderfromtheBay More than 1 year ago
Tbis novel was definitley interesting. "A" for originality! I couldn't put it down and i found the plot to be interesting and fast paced. Warning: this book is not for prudes, at times I blushed at the details of the love scenes. I also struggled to like the main character. If you want a cheap read, this is your book. It doesn't fit the fine literature catergory, but you will learn a lot about Bollywood and India, and you will definitly be entertained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Khiladi bhayya khiladi bhayya khiladiiiiii
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Jackie Collins style ficton, you will enjoy this book. Bollywood is as corrupt as Hollywood.
Siu428 More than 1 year ago
Enough though, it's pretty graphic for the average reader but it captures of how Bollywood is. The fact that these girls, especially the main character, has to go prostitution in order to achieve stardom. Her marriage is pretty sad, too. I don't think the ending should be the way it is.
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always_true More than 1 year ago
This book was just a little too much for me. I've read some pretty vulgar books in the past, but this takes the cake. I felt that the characters were under developed and the storyline unrealistic. The ending felt rushed and not thought out. I expected more. To each their own of course.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The characters were poorly developed and the storyline contrived. I'd expected more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an amazing story and told much of the film industry in India that nobody see's. Greed, lust, forbidden love, deciet, and sexism in modern day india. A great love story and tale of a women with a mission to be the best!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually picked this book up at the airport on my way back from NYC. I am a crazy bollywood fan and it was really interesting to think that some of my favorite actresses and actors probably led the lives of most of the characters in Shobha De's book. The book is a light read, but realllly provacative and sexual. Overall i would recommend it if you are comfortable reading provacative stuff. I think De did a great job showing the strengths and weaknesses of the main character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great story - while a bit vulgar in places, Bollywood Nights introduces readers into a virutally unknown world. The ending left me wanting more, but as with all books, it had to come to an end!