Ruchi Vasudevaâs debut novel, Bollywood FiancÃ© for a Day, is a story where glamour meets simplicity and the combination results in a heartwarming read which gets you hooked from the word, Go!
Vishakha is a young pediatrician, from a slightly conservative â and complicated â family, who has always done things that would make her family happy â including agreeing to marry her fatherâs friendâs son, Munish. However, when Munish jilts Vishakha a week before their wedding for her step-sister, Saira, the humiliation of the rejection cuts deep. Winning a dream date with the Bollywood heartthrob, Zaheer Saxena is the ultimate escape, or not! Being from different social circles, their (mis)interpretations of each otherâs words and expressions can only lead to disaster. The turn of events lead to a pretend engagement beneficial to both.
All through the story, Ruchi makes you laugh and cry and weep for joy along with the characters. Zaheer, despite being the rakish superstar, is quite grounded in reality. With his effortless charm, he makes you fall in love with him quite easily. Vishakha, with the whole world's burden on her shoulders, has simple dreams and is quite vocal about what she wants. The language is simple and the dialogues are full of wit, humour and appropriate sarcasm. All in all, complete with a dose of drama and Indian traditions, a fun and heartwarming read. I'm already eager for more from Ruchi and glad that the wait won't be long as her next book comes out in December!