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The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star (Ganesh 3)

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star (Ganesh 3)

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2000s: Mumbai thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters.

  • ISBN: 978-1473612365
  • Genre: Cosy crime, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

Mumbai thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters.

But even in the city of dreams, there is no guarantee of a happy ending.

Rising star and incorrigible playboy Vikram Verma has disappeared, leaving his latest film in jeopardy. Hired by Verma’s formidable mother to find him, Inspector Chopra and his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, embark on a journey deep into the world’s most flamboyant movie industry.

As they uncover feuding stars, failed investments and death threats, it seems that many people have a motive for wanting Verma out of the picture.

And yet, as Chopra has long suspected, in Bollywood the truth is often stranger than fiction..

Travel Guide

Mumbai

“On a sultry March evening, in the great hive-city of Mumbai……”

Inspector Chopra has served Mumbai’s citizens for more than three decades and now has a mustache that underlined the natural authority that emanated from his tall frame.

This is a city in a state of excitement. There;s an announcement and crowds at the Andheri sport stadium. Bollywood actors are doing a concert which is to promote the movies, stars and the music. The Film Complex is just a golden ticket away…

Bollywood

“Bollywood is a nest of vipers and what vipers feed on is the milk of scandal”

What an interesting place Bollywood is! Like the Hollywood of Los Angeles, this is the film world of opulence and the silver from the silver screen. Actors, music, dancing, lavish films and the creme de la creme of the Indian film world.

But in the world behind that what we see on screen –  there is a sense of every man for himself. Rising stars can easily be shot down as catapulted to the sky.

Malabar Hill

Malabar Hill is an upscale residential area known for the Hanging Gardens. Maybe Ganesh will see himself in the form of a  hedge here as animals are often sculpted into animal shapes. There is an incident here later in the novel.

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Destination : Mumbai (Bombay)  Author/Guide: Vaseem Khan  Departure Time: 2000s

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