This triumphant novel about the razzle-dazzle Hindi film industry confirms Shashi Tharoor s reputation as one of India s most important voices and a writer of world stature. His hero or antihero is Ashok Banjara, one of Bollywood s mega-movie stars, a man of great ambition and dubious morals. Even as his star rises, his life becomes a melodrama of its own, with love affairs, Parliamentary appointments, framings, disgrace, and, in the end, sustaining a life-threatening injury on the set of a low-budget film. With irrepressible charm and a genius for satire, Tharoor positions the film world, with all its Hollywood glitz and glamour, egos, and double standards, as a metaphor for modern society.
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Like other Shashi Tharoor books, this one blends fiction and real life seamlessly. Some may say Ashok Banjara is BigB in terms of politics, accident, 'rumoured affairs' etc, but there are cases for and against it. Certainly a one time read but a really explosive ending Read full review
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Funny, well-written, an interesting expose of Bollywood Read full review