Starlet Rivalry is the first book in the Bollywood Series, a collection of fiction books with a unique setting - the glamorous Indian film industry. Readers can experience the magic of Bollywood through stunning black-and-white illustrations, lavish film sets, magical locations, a star-studded awards function and a glitzy fashion show.
In Starlet Rivalry, meet actresses Bela and Monica. While Bela has been plucked from obscurity after winning a dance competition to become a leading Bollywood icon, Monica is a star child - the daughter of famous movie stars.
Bela is horrified when a magazine quotes her as saying she's a better actress than Monica, and when Monica gets wind of this, it's the start of a bitter rivalry between the pair. Monica considers Bollywood to be her home and she isn't happy about 'outsiders' trying to upstage her.
To show Bela who's boss, Monica uses her dad's contacts to get Bela sidelined in a key film and then goes on to play a series of nasty tricks on her. But when one of these pranks backfires on Monica, Bela is presented with a plum opportunity to get even. What does she do?
Hunky heroes Marc Fernandez and Ajay Banerjee are two other prominent characters while Bela's friends, Tara and Priyanka, provide a fun, girlie element to the story.