'Bombay Duck is a Fish' Book Launch
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?
A wonderful, racy story about youth, ambition and Bollywood - a must-read!!! Farah Khan
Kanika Dhillon - A Brief Profile
Kanika Dhillon was born in Amritsar and studied at St. Stephen College, Delhi, St Xavier's College, Mumbai and the London School of Economics. She's a screenwriter by profession and is co- writing Ra.One, one of Bollywood's most lavish and futuristic projects, which is being produced and stars the inimitable Shah Rukh Khan.
Kanika started out working as an assistant director to Farah Khan, on Om Shanti Om and then moved on to Red Chillies's Billu Barber, which was directed by Priyadarshan.
She has written the hugely successful TV show for Disney called Ishaan. The serial has been such a big hit with kids that the channel has already begun work on season two. Further, her sitcom, Ghar Ki Baat Hai, was nominated for the best comedy series developed for Red Chillies Entertainments and NDTV Imagine.
Kanika Dhillon currently heads the Creative Content Division at Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd.
Bombay Duck is a Fish is her debut novel.