If someone is interested in thriller novels and are regular readers of the same, Richa Lakhera can't be a name he or she is unaware of. This former TV journalist turned writer created sensations with her debut novel, The garbage Beat, few years back
If someone is interested in thriller novels and are regular readers of the same, Richa Lakhera can't be a name he or she is unaware of. This former TV journalist turned writer created sensations with her debut novel, The garbage Beat, few years back and now she has come up with her latest murder mystery, The Item Girl.
Being associated with the world of entertainment so many years, Richa's stories revolve round Bollywood and its affairs which she has depicted in a very different yet narrative way. The story is different from the earlier one that revolved around the affairs and relationships of the journalists with the Bollywood biggies.
This time she has focused on a bollywood item girl Sunny, who is alleged to have killed her manager. ACP Kabir enters the scene and how he uses his brains to unveil the dark secrets of the industry and finally solves the mystery, is something that one should read on. Richa has a god given gift of creative excellence and also has the power to pen it down in a lucid manner so that everyone can relate to it.
She, with her excellent quality of a writer, has highlighted the actual picture of Bollywood that's unknown to many. Anything that glitters is not gold; likewise any industry like Bollywood that shines with glamour need not be as it appears.
Behind the glow their lies some dark facts and never to mend scars which destroys the lives of many.
Her book is like reading the Item Girl Diaries and coming few steps closer to the reality. Casting couch, which had been the issue with the industry since long, still exists and many girls give away everything in spite of never making to the top ranks.
She very well narrates how the young talents from the industry are compelled to fade away, because they do not nod their heads before big camps of the industry.
Items girls are nothing but show pieces in the 3 hour movie that are used to make the item song more appealing apart from foot tapping music and glamorous sets. However, they also have a heart of their own and an opinion to voice.
But who listens to them? Who becomes their agony aunt? Who saves them when they are in some trouble? Do the producers remember them after they "pack up"? Sunny might be a girl who is ruling the hearts of the teenagers and youngsters but behind her costly makeup and glittering clothes there lies a heart which is as simple as the girl next door, who she makes rock the floor with her tunes.
Bollywood never minds to empower the weak and kill the purity of an innocent mind only to add more money before its name. This true yet heart touching Book By Richa Lakhera will bring before the readers a new face of Bollywood that remains hidden within the glamour and glitz. It has thus become a must buy for every sensible one!
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