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Bollywood Confidential (Avon Books)
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Binding: Paperback
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Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 2005-06-28

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After seven years of slogging through film roles too embarrassing to mention, twenty-eight-year-old struggling L.A. actress Raveena Rai has finally been offered a lead! A potentially career-making turn in a major Hollywood epic, perhaps? A meaty part in a serious drama with OscarĀ® written all over it? Not! To Raveena's great dismay (and her mother's delight) she's flying off to India to star in a new Bollywood extravaganza.

Oh well, a lead is a lead, after all. Never mind that it's a million humid degrees in Bombay, the Los Angeles of the East; that she has to live with a wacko distant uncle who sleeps under furniture and is the most stressed-out wannabe swami on the continent; that her director is a lecherous hack and his movie has the potential of being the very worst flick ever made anywhere! At least Raveena's leading man is the supremely sexy Siddharth, Bollywood's biggest star. But while their on-screen chemistry is electric-hot, off-screen the arrogant hunk treats her with total disdain ... or, worse still, ignores her. Raveena's one consolation is that things couldn't possibly get any worse.

Oh yeah? Want to bet? Lights, camera, action!




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Summary: I hate when bad endings and stories happen to good characters :-(
Comment: I agree with Sugar Can Jane in terms of this book having interesting characters, but deserving a FAR better book. It was an easy, light read and I'd recommend it, HOWEVER, it's extremely fluffy and the ending was really corny and it felt rushed, like they gave her two days to come up with something, so she typed up a random ending that did not fullfill the book's implicity promise.

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Summary: Laugh Out Loud
Comment: This book had me cracking up. I loved it! I'm not very up on Indian culture, so this was a funny, interesting dive into it! I love her ironic, sarcastic, page-turner style of writing. I finished it in a couple of hours, cracking up with a plate of cookies. Perhaps curry would have been more appropiate!



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Summary: Fun, bouncy and sparkly!
Comment: I read this book in two days because it was so entertaining and bubbly. It's filled with quirky characters and cute one-liners and best of all, it is set in the Bollywood scene in India from an Indian-American girl's perspective. The story's culture clashes cross so many borders - I'm a Latina and could see me in Raveena's shoes in Mexico. It's a light, breezy book to lift your spirits. The revenge aspect was a bit forced and maybe a tad farfedtched, but who cares, that's what true Bollywood is all about! I'm off to buy another one of Sonia's book!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5
Summary: It was... ok.
Comment: Sonia Singh came up with some great characters -- the uncle, "Daddy," the Bollywood star and his family. The characters were worthy of a better book. The author touches on some interesting points, that India is not a third world country -- there are two Indias, rich and poor, living together. I enjoyed when she spoke about Bollywood films as an escape for those in poverty.

The scene in which the Reena gets her revenge was, to be blunt, ridiculous, if not for her actions, then for the speech she gives.

This book was an entertaining read, but it could have been so much better.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5
Summary: Gushy, but nothing new
Comment: Rather uninspired writing. OK as a read if you want a superficial timepass chick lit saga set in the Bollywood backstage, but not really anything worth spending time on.


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