A young woman is found on the streets of Mumbai, dazed and covered in wounds. Her mind is clearly addled by drugs. She tells a TV journalist that she is the famous singer Asavri Bhattacharya, the winner of the 2016 reality TV show Indian Koel. But as far as the world knows, Asavri died in a car accident soon after her win. Her body was cremated; her death mourned by the whole nation. As news spreads like wildfire, the press and public begin clamouring for answers. How can Asavri be alive? And if this is indeed the real Asavri, then who was cremated three years ago? And who is behind what happened to her? Is it Tanya, the first runner-up who wore the victor’s crown after Asavri was declared dead, or Rudra, Asavri’s ex-husband? Or is it Kamini Devi – the glamorous MP with a sinister plan? Or Avniel, the film journalist who shot to fame by writing Asavri’s biography soon after her death? And why does Asavri keep muttering the name Monty? Who is he? Nobody’s Child Is An Exhilarating And Chilling Story About The Dark Side Of Fame.
A Forgotten Affair
11 July 2006, Mumbai. Sagarika Mehta walks out of her nine-year old marriage, meets with a near-fatal accident and goes into a deep coma: all on the same day. She wakes up with no memory of her past. After over a year in hospital, Rishab, her husband, whisks her away to Gurgaon to convalesce. There, in that plush apartment, with people waiting on her hand and foot, Sagarika feels a vague sense that something is wrong. Why does the scent of a particular cologne drive her into a frenzy? Why does the innocuous word ‘cheeni’ bother her? And why is Rishab so evasive to her queries about her past? As a desperate Sagarika searches for answers and learns to trust no one, she discovers that sometimes you need to forget everything to recognize what matters the most.
Superstar Amit Khanna is the darling of Bollywood. A nobody who shot to fame when a romantic film became the surprise hit of the year, catapulting the boy from Amritsar to dizzying heights of fame and glory. But he tumbles from starry heights when his house maid, Rupa, accuses him of raping her viciously and evidences against him look incriminating. His wife Shefali and his lawyer Anil are prepared to go to any lengths to save him. Shefali knows her husband is guilty but is determined to save the man she loves. She has loved him since they were in college together and stood by him when he was a nobody. But someone seems determined to see Amit pays for his crime. Is Shefali successful in saving her husband? Is she and the lawyer able to discredit the evidences and get Amit acquitted? What happens to the superstar and his glorious career?
Bold and racy with unexpected twists and turns.
— Vinita Dawra Nangia, Editor, Author, Columnist, Director Times of India, on A Forgotten Affair
The story moves back and forth between the past and present; told in first person from the point of different characters. The story unfolds beautifully as the narrative juggles between now & before. I just could not keep the book down. You have to keep reading till you know the end. Thrilling, nail biting and compelling story.
— A reader, on Nobody’s Child