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Surviving the Stars

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Bombay Duck Is A Fish by  Kanika Dhillon, book reviewSince The Devil Wears Prada there have been lots of struggling to survive in a job, dealing with slimy colleagues and coming to grips with reality novels. Kanika Dhillon’s debut is slightly different because it takes life on the Bollywood film sets in Mumbai as its background.

Neki Brar is a small town girl from North India who is determined not to take up a MNC job but wants instead to make it big in Bollywood. She has Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha as her guide and inspiration in this endeavour. Having reached Mumbai, she, not unsurprisingly, finds that big city morals are very different from small town ones, since one of her roommates sports tattoos, one is openly necking with her boyfriend and the third is a model.

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Blonde Meets Bollywood

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Bollywood Becomes Her by Meredith McGuireMeg who would prefer to be known as Meghna has an identity problem. Despite being the blonde, all-American girl, she wants to be an Indian film heroine. Her life revolves round Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and other classic Bollywood blockbusters and it is her greatest ambition to stick a bindi on her forehead since it will press on her third eye and fill her life with enlightenment. Meg, despite graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University, has watched Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 18 times and is probably Lovely Lovely Video’s most loyal customer.

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