Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Shobhaa De is one of India’s top bestselling authors. Starry Nights – Kindle edition by Shobhaa De. Download it once and. 15 Oct Aasha Rani, Bombay’s no. 1 heroine, has everything she wants—fame, money, success. All except for Akshay Arora, the film star she is. Title, Starry nights. Author, Shobha Dé. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Penguin Books , Original from, the University of California. Digitized, Jan 22,

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Patrick Kang Cover design. How does it feel to have your own flesh and blood to sell you not forgetting when you thought your life has turned for the better and the child that you carried in your womb refuses to accept you just because you are INDIAN.

The ingenuineness of this review appears doubtful. However, I do find myself wond Maybe this is nighrs behind-the-scenes bollywood is like. Others she sleeps with offer the same lack of emotional ties and give her nothing more than a fleeting memory of feeling good. Her interest in her work declines as she continue to obsess over Akshay Arora. We get glimpses of the author’s apparent feelings based on how things are described, but rarely does the main character ever have any emotion or thought for herself.

Her lesbian lover Linda, meanwhile, writes shobhw juicy scoop on her suicide attempt. I recommend not wasting your time with this book. Refresh and try again.

starr One is bound Shobhaa De unveils the truth about Bollywood film industry in this novel. The author is not bad, I just don’t read those gossip rags you find at the check out of the grocery store and this was like a big page one but if that’s your thing, have a ball.


Bollywood Nights

She had a successful career in modelling and glamour world and this book is a replica of the dark side of Bollywood. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Bollywood is fascinating to me as it seems so different from Hollywood. She attempts to get Akshay to marry her, but when it becomes apparent that his interest in her is only due to his flagging stardom and not out of affection for her, she attempts suicide.

Bollywood Nights by Shobhaa Dé

Lists stwrry This Book. Read it, have some fun, and then throw it in the bin. See 1 question about Bollywood Nights…. Aasha then retires to New Zealand and decided to leave the film business. As a reader I could have empathized with the main character, if the writing was better.

I feel this review is: If you read the classics and most other books I normally read, no. I kept thinking “maybe it will get better” but when I finished it I realized I was wrong. I wouldn’t recommend this book unless you have massive quantities of time on your hands and you’ve read every Starduse magazine staery mummy brought home from the local Indian grocery store. This is her story—from her days as a vulnerable small-town girl, pushed by her ambitious mother into sleeping her way to the top, to getting All the glitz and glamour and peoples lives are so empty and the business is dirty.

She confronts him at a traffic light as their cars are next to each other and their affair is rekindled for a short time. I truly wanted to like this novel. Xavier’s College, Mumbai with a degree in psychology. For other uses, see Starry Night disambiguation.

I thought this book would be great for looking into the culture. He beats her many times. Mar 19, G. On the back of the book there is a glamour-bitch shot of her.


And they approve finally because it is in English! I understand that etarry is plenty of scandal in Bollywood, but with my preconceived notions of Indian women and the fact that I just wanted some happiness in the novel, this book was a huge let down. Sep 27, Pauline rated it liked it.

Book review: Shobha De’s ‘Starry Nights’

Poor Aasha Rani’s mother is overwhelmed with delusions of grandeur for her daughter and from very young ages pushes her into sexual situations with older, lecherous, dirty men all in the name of fame. Apart from this, I admired the English usage, vocabulary and writing style. Upload Photos Upload photo files with. Views Read Edit View history. I’m sure only the author ,and the press I’m sure, only know the real deal.

Aasha Rani in turn is used and abused and seems to identify d and her career with this demented “sex sells” type of persona.

Rachel Dwyer Snippet view – I repent the decision to even start the se, the initial pages were filled with enough stupidity that should have deterred me from reading more pages. Alert on more product reviews. One day she asks Akshay Arora to get marry to her but he refuses and due to this she attempts suicide. Who is Ms Shobhaa De tadling on? Want to Read saving….