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 Oscar® written all over it? Not! To Raveena's great dismay (and her mother's delight) she's flying o...more
Raveena is an Indian actress trying to make it in Hollywood films, but she's never gotten her break (except for the Japanese tampon commercial.)
Then she receives the news from her agent--a director wants to give her a starring role in his upcoming movie.....in Bollywood (India.) Not exactly Blockbuster material. But, hey, you have to take what you can get.
Almost everyone in her life tries to talk Raveen out of this by telling he ...more
Raveena Rai ist Schauspielerin. Bisher allerdings zu ihrem Leidwesen als Statistin, mit wenig oder gar keinem Text. Ein Angebot aus Indien soll das ändern. Sie soll die Hauptrolle spielen in einem Bollywood Film. Es gibt nur ein Problem, Raveena hasst Bollywood!
Trotzdem reist sie nach Bombay und landet, nach einigen Stunden des Wartens, der versprochene Wagen kommt nicht, in einem drittklassigen Hotel. Ihr einziges Glück ist Onkel Heeru lebt auch in Bombay. Schon am nächsten Tag ...more
American-born Raveena's career in Hollywood isn't going well. There isn't much call there for Asians so when she's offered a starring role in a Bollywood film, she's convinced by her friends s ...more
"Bollywood Confidential" was a very quick read. It clocks in at just over 200 pages and is made up of lots of short chapters. There were some funny b ...more
The guiltiest most pleasing thing about the novel is the way the author pokes fun at the Bollywood film industry. And while I love and enjoy Bollywood films, I loved her truthfully addressing some of the issues I have with the industry myself.
Her writing is elementary, different to say the least, and the novel read like listening to a girlfriend recount her adventures in India. Charming.
suggest the hero to be a more vocal type instead of silent. he seems like a Prawn as compared to the heroine. he follow blindly whatever his agent and family says. apart fro. his good looks, i cant think of anything that would attract the heroine to like him. if comes to marriage. ..most likely end up divorce.
Cute book for a beach read but you would understand it more if you watch bollywood or even tollywood films...
Adorable, preposterous of a American-born, Southern California-raised, South Asian Indian starlet (of Sikh / Hindu parentage) who references all the familiar Bollywood stars and movies. It was a cute bit of fluff. No depth, but lively. Quick read.