Shobha De wrote her second novel by the name of “starry night”. Popular characters which she casted in her novel were lovers and many people believe that these characters and their story was similar to the love story of film actor Dharmendra Deol and hema Malini. Amitabh bachchan and rekha’s love affair was also considering as a part of this novel. Readers of this novel said that this story was very similar to these film actors’ love affairs. In India this novel was counted among best-seller. Shobha De was cemented with a reputation of most daring author.
The story of this novel is of society which is very high class and many of them this lifestyle may be abnormal. The outstanding writing skills of her are best presented as well as revealed in this very novel. Dark corners that are present in film industry are exposed through this story. This novel is mere illusion of Shobha De mind where overpowering ink with which writer writes is able to display several faces of lady. Painful sores that are still present in society are exposed. This novel is great work and unmatched sketch in modern society.
Aasha rani is one of the dark and chubby girl who belong to the region of madras of India and she struggle very hard for continiously for 7 years in her life to become the popular film actress. Her mother supported her to adopt this profession by making entry in blue films when she was just 12 years of age. Her mother forces one of her loved whose name was Kishenbhai to take her daughter as film actress in bollywood. The aasha rani felt in love with that old man and however managed to get secure place in film industry. She made entry in many Indian film and gained popularity. Now she was well recognized as film actress. One of the bollywood actors whose name was Akshay Arora was quite popular as sex symbol of Indian cinema. Both of them were casted in movie as couple and coincidently fell in love with each other. Aasha’s mother made opposition to her in doing so but she sent her mother back to the city of madras. And in this long course of time Akshay was bored with the Aasha and left her when his wife opposed their extramarital affair. Akshay also told Showbiz Magazine that during starting years of aasha career she worked as pornographic actress. She got into this business for getting offers of many films. Aasha questioned Akshay for this statement in the party when they again meet each other; as a result akshay beat her badly. A famous gangster as well as parliament member named sheth Amirchand was interested in her and in short duration she becomes lover of this person. She then started fresh beginning of her film career with his support and protection. Her life moved on and this time she had an affair with industrialist whose name was Abhijit Linda. That time there are many rumors about their marriage. On the suggestion of the Linda she agreed to the movie in south. Whatever she has achieved is remarkable but her career interest declined with passage of time. She was regularly obsessed by akshay arora. They both meet at traffic signal and their cars were close to each other. Their love affair started again and it was believed by the people that they were going to marry each other. She discovered that Akshay was only interested in her due to stardom and he does not have true love with her. After coming across to this truth of her life she attempted to kill herself. The lover of aasha, Linda wrote a suicide note with all false allegations. Malini who is akshays’s wife reported this entire situation to her father in law. Akshay’s father took serious step against it and warned aasha to move away from abhijit life by sending her to the country of New Zealand. Aasha then went to the New Zealand and she made firm decision to leave the career of film industry as well. She married a citizen of New Zealand whose name was Jamie Philips and she also has a kid from him. Profession of her husband is completely different from film industry and she will not face any difficulty in her life. Akshay become witness of dreadful disease which is known as AIDS due to licentious lifestyle. Then after aasha rani took the decision to move back to the New Zealand and when she completely recovered from various incidents of her life she again moved back to the country, India. Sasha is a daughter of aasha rani and she has planned to make her a film star.
This novel of Shobha De was published in 1991 by penguin books publication house. Readers of this novel admired it. Glamour world of film industry is full of sores that can easily make life measurable for anyone. Aasha rani who is main lead in this novel has to suffer serious consequences for opting film career. She also has to encounter loneliness in her life with none to share her happiness and sorrow.
This novel is available at all book stores in present time also in reasonable prices. It is must that a person should read this book once in a lifetime. It gave completely new way to the writing career of Shobha De and make her to witness success as well.