Bollywood Confidential

Bollywood Confidential

by Sonia Singh
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Bollywood Confidential 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bollywood Confidential was a fast, fun summer read. I am not Indian, but I've traveled to Mumbai (formerly Bombay), flew Air India, and watched Bollywood films all the way over and all the way back and I believe this book captures the essence. (Has anyone seen Bride and Prejudice?--one of the NEW Bollywood films...need I say more?) Anyway, it was great fun.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i'm not sure why so many people likes this authors books. She has a poor and underdeveloped writing style. Bollywood Confidential wasn't horrible, there were some funny parts of the story, but considering I've read better stuff doing peer reviews in my highschool english class, this book was NOT worth the 12.50 i paid for it. The authors style and plot could have been better developed, its too bad her editor didnt point this out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm Indian and am a HUGE fan of Bollywood so when I saw this book I had to buy it. The plot on the back cover sounded very interesting and I did like the author's writing style and sense of humor. She also did have some knowledge about films and actors. However, the story was half baked and never fully developed. The ending was also very rushed and incomplete. I felt that Bollywood was shown in a very unfavorable and unrealistic light. Everything was very exaggerated...especially, Indian movies nowadays are MUCH MUCH better in terms of story, continuity, and common sense. Older films were stranger and made much less sense. Indian films are awesome!!!! This was a veryyyy fast, strictly OK read. Not worth $13! ( I hate when books are not normal mass paperback size! They charge twice as much when there's not even much reading material inside. STUPID!)
harstan More than 1 year ago
Wannabe actress Raveena Rai has failed to make it in Hollywood so when her agent informs her that he has a starring role in a Bollywood movie, she immediately accepts the job. Without waiting for anyone to change their mind, Raveena quickly heads to Bombay where she assumes fame and fortune await her. --- However, upon reaching her destination in India Raveena finds nothing is remotely like that described by her agent she now considers slime. Her hotel is a dump, but she cannot move in with her Uncle Heeru as his home is overrun by wild pigeons. Even worse, her script is not written and she must dance more than act. To make her stay more miserable her director uses a hands on method touching her everywhere while trying to get her on the casting couch; all this without a script. On the positive side of this disaster is her leading man, mega hunk Siddharth, who Raveena believes is her destiny though she has a few rivals who consider the most popular Bollywood actor of the moment as fair game. --- Using stereotypes as support cast, Sonia Singh lampoons the Bollywood movie industry for making inane films that are so undemanding and unoriginal yet at the same time Raveena toasts the industry for its vigor and energy. The story line is well written as the audience wonders whether Raveena will get the leading man and finish the movie while eluding the fast hands of the lecherous director. Contemporary readers will welcome this fine absorbing look at the dynamic Indian film industry. --- Harriet Klausner