We announced Shreya Chatterjee’s book ‘Musings of a Wanderer‘ 4 days ago, and we are back already to satiate your reading hunger with yet another exciting book! A book that has an interesting story revolving around an aspiring filmmaker who moves to Mumbai, wanting to make it big in the glittering world of Bollywood. Introducing Kanika Dhillon, Screenplay Writer of Ra.One, upcoming SRK movie, whose book ‘Bombay Duck is a Fish’, is a wonderful, racy story about youth, ambition and Bollywood, as said by famous Bollywood choreographer and director, Farah Khan. With the backdrop of Bollywood and struggle to live in a big city, this book looks like an intriguing read.
We are giving away 11 author signed copies of ‘Bombay Duck is a Fish’. Here’s the excerpt:
When Neki Brar moves to Mumbai to make it as a film-maker in Bollywood, little does she suspect that she will find herself standing on the terrace of her building, a bottle of wine and her diary in hand, plotting how best to jump.
A small town girl, Neki has one ambition: to live in Mumbai and make it big as a film-maker. As she comes closer to her dream, she is also faced with a new reality. The make-believe sets of Bollywood, the cramped existence with her three roommates and the battle for power on the sets of her debut film as an assistant director force her to understand the ground rules here — if you don’t learn the art of survival, the train back home is your only option. Falling in love with the second lead actor, the charming Ranvir Khanna, further complicates her life, along with the realisation that she seems to have a unique ability to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and in the middle of every disaster that happens on the film sets. Battling political games, rivalry, love, betrayal and burning egos of film stars, she discovers the beauty of her own ambition and the ugliness of true love.
The stakes are high. The dreams are big. The pressure is tremendous. If unfulfilled dreams keep you alive, can broken dreams push you to end it all?
Know the author: Kanika Dhillon was born in Amritsar and studied at St Stephens College, New Delhi and the London School of Economics. She started out working as an assistant director in Bollywood. She is a screenwriter by profession and currently resides in Mumbai.
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10 Replies to “Bombay Duck is a Fish”
i have already applied…would love to write a review for Kanika Dhillon’s “bombay duck is a fish” 🙂
Oooh, can’t wait to get my hands on this one.
How can i get my hands on it ..
i too have applied…for the first time 😀
i was amongst the first few members to apply for this book…but i haven’t heard from you..is the shortlisting done already???
I have completed my review of the book. Do check it out.
Bombay Duck is a fish review
Hi, I am unable to click on to the step which will let me review Kanika Dhillon’s book. Please check it and get back to me.
Thanks for the book. Enjoyed reading it.
Here’s my review –
Thanks. Enjoyed the book, especially the insights to life on a set.
Read my review here: http://www.cuttingloose.in/bombay-duck-is-a-fish-by-kanika-dhillon
Simply loved the book !
Here is my review !