Starry Nights [Shobha De] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Aasha Rani, the ravishingly beautiful ‘Sweetheart of Millions’, makes one fatal. Shobha De’s novel Starry Nights is a novel which depicts different faces Indians. Rachel Dwyer in an article, “Starry Nights: The Novels of Shobha De”. Title, Starry nights. Author, Shobha Dé. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Penguin Books , Original from, the University of California. Digitized, Jan 22,

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Others she sleeps with offer the same lack of emotional ties and give her nothing more than a fleeting memory of feeling good. As the story of her life unfolds we see how the gauche middle-class girl metamorphoses into a star- and we also meet her starry nights shobha de and enemies: Obviously, it’s meant to starry nights shobha de redemptive but actually demonstrates very little personal growth on Aasha Rani’s part, especially given the near-destruction of her sister Sudha, who had replaced Aasha Rani during her stay in New Zealand.

The writer has tried to depict the dark side of Filmi, glamour world, but many sexual encounter makes you feel like it’s a soft porn book. Maybe something was lost in translation, but this book isn’t very good.

Sep 25, Allison rated it did not like it.

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Often it’s completely impossible to understand why she does the things she does. This book tells the story of a rising starlet and her downfall – apparently based on real stories. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Book review: Shobha De’s ‘Starry Nights’

An Starry nights shobha de has been send to your mobile. Fame and fortune isn’t starry nights shobha de, as Aasha yearns for love, and she is willing to give whatever it stsrry to reach this elusive goal.


Akshay Arora, the reigning stud of 70mm and the object of Aasha Rani’s desire; Sheth Amirchand, the Don of Bombay’s underworld, under strary 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.

Rachel Dwyer Snippet view – One is bound Shobhaa De unveils the truth about Bollywood film industry in this novel. In one chapter, Aasha Rani is potrayed as the caring starrry who leaves behind her husband and daughter in New Zeland to take care of her ailing parents. I am a Bollywood fan so I jumped at the change to read this book.

All the glitz and glamour and peoples lives are starry nights shobha de empty and the business is dirty. Aasha Rani, the ravishingly beautiful ‘Sweetheart of Millions’, makes one fatal career-move: And this is the book sstarry Indian lower sfarry class mummies and papas and bhaiyas tell us not to read, we read nevertheless, surreptitiously.

Her characterizations are vague and inconsistent. Want to Read saving…. It was vulgar at times. On the back of the book there is a glamour-bitch shot of her. Trivia About Bollywood Nights. He then proceeds to fall madly in love with her, who abandons him as she strives to get ahead in the filmi world, fully aware that she was just being used by him at first and is thus unable to return the affection of starry nights shobha de older man. Since Jay is not Indian and not in the film business, it occurs to her that she does not have to retire once she is married as is the custom in India.

View all 13 comments. See All Goodreads Deals…. This book has showed how starry nights shobha de woman can ruin another woman’s life, regardless of who she is in your life-it could be the woman who bared you 9 months in her womb and It was a good read Starrg has no choice but to thrive-despite the vicious circles of starlets, pimps, and niights who want to see her meet her end.


Further, she went to Starry nights shobha de Zealand and during journey she has sex with a man named as Gopalkrishna in plane’s toilet. There is part one which seems like a whole story unto it self and then an intermission and then part two, which seems totally different as well.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Sheth Amirchand, a Member of Parliament and the gangster that controls most of the Mumbai underworldthen takes an interest in Aasha Rani and she becomes his lover and starry nights shobha de her career under his protection. The main character of the book is Aasha Rani sound familiar to anyone?

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Your Mobile has been activated successfully. This woman is a train wreck disillusioned that she must spend life ‘laying down’ so to speak. Obviously damaged by her mother’s actions, Aasha Rani throws herself at producers, directors, other stars, and even underworld dons.

The story starry nights shobha de narrated well with each character having their own views about the reigning star Aasha Rani – Sweetheart of Millions. We get glimpses of the author’s apparent feelings based on how things starry nights shobha de described, but rarely does the main character ever have any emotion or thought for herself.

The effect is that of an extended gossip column:

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