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Starry Nights

Starry Nights

Shobhaa De
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Aasha Rani, the ravishingly beautiful ‘Sweetheart of Millions’, makes one fatal career-move: she falls in love. Aasha Rani, the unrivalled number one of Bombay cinema, seems intent on ruining her career-and her life-blinded by a scorching passion that threatens to destroy everything she has attained. Aasha Rani’s story is that of a vulnerable, small-town girl whose scheming mother pushes her via a never-ending orgy of blue films and PBI – Indiscriminate sex into the crass PBI – World of Bombay cinema, teeming with vicious, preening stars and near-stars and insecure, high-society celebrities: Akshay Arora, the reigning stud of 70mm and the object of Aasha Rani’s desire; Sheth Amirchand, the Don of Bombay’s underPBI – World, under whose hallowed sheets her career is sealed; Kishenbhai, the small-time distributor, who gives her her first break, and his heart; Sudha, her younger sister, whose envy and hate of her sister’s success make her Aasha Rani’s worst enemy.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Oct/2013

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MRP : ₹350.00

Starry Nights

Shobhaa De

Aasha Rani, the ravishingly beautiful ‘Sweetheart of Millions’, makes one fatal career-move: she falls in love. Aasha Rani, the unrivalled number one of Bombay cinema, seems intent on ruining her career-and her life-blinded by a scorching passion that threatens to destroy everything she has attained. Aasha Rani’s story is that of a vulnerable, small-town girl whose scheming mother pushes her via a never-ending orgy of blue films and PBI – Indiscriminate sex into the crass PBI – World of Bombay cinema, teeming with vicious, preening stars and near-stars and insecure, high-society celebrities: Akshay Arora, the reigning stud of 70mm and the object of Aasha Rani’s desire; Sheth Amirchand, the Don of Bombay’s underPBI – World, under whose hallowed sheets her career is sealed; Kishenbhai, the small-time distributor, who gives her her first break, and his heart; Sudha, her younger sister, whose envy and hate of her sister’s success make her Aasha Rani’s worst enemy.

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Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De's books include the bestsellers Socialite Evenings, Starry Nights and Superstar India. A widely read columnist in leading publications, she is known for her outspoken views, making her one of India's most respected opinion shapers. She lives in Mumbai with her family.

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