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The Bestseller She Wrote – Ravi Subramanian & the casting ouch!


My Short Review:-

392 pages.

If you write any story with the protagonist as a Banker, extra marital affair with colleague & reference to some recent incident based on real life (Ebola in this case), it will be a Ravi Subramanian book.

Aditya’s character’s heavy influence of Chetan Bhagat, Anurag Kashyap’s casual mention, Police commissioner’s role, & functionality of iPhone (last time it was iCloud) are disappointing.

Book is fast paced, as always.

A glimpse into the book:-

Paperback King, Aditya Kapoor, seems to have it all. Not only is he India s hottest and bestselling author, his enormous stardom is perfectly balanced by a lovely home, a loving wife and a stable career in banking. With everything he touches turning to gold, Aditya is on a winning streak. Shreya Kaushik is a student with a heart full of big dreams. Young, beautiful, and ambitious, Shreya speaks her mind and knows what she wants.

What happens when their worlds collide? Is it possible to love two people at the same time? Can ambition come in the way of passion?

The Bestseller… She Wrote is a story of illicit love, destructive jealousy and overriding ambition. As master story-teller Ravi Subramanian delves into the world of publishing and explores an unlikely romance between a bestselling author and his nubile protégé, faces will be unmasked and truths will be revealed. Sit tight and read on… (-Amazon)

The Casting Ouch:-

Farhan Akhtar as Aditya Kapoor


  • I have changed it from Irrfan to Farhan at the last moment due to the background of the character. I think Farhan can do justice to this, as he is the perfect blend of urban, creative & commercial personality.

Alia Bhatt as Shreya Kaushik


  • It has to be Alia, for the first time in a negative role.
  • IIM history

Nimrat Kaur as Maya Kapoor


  • If not her, then this character wont be a memorable one.
  • It this movie was made 10 years back, it would have been Tabu.
  • I also suggest to have a flash back to emphasize on the passionate love story

Rajat Kapoor as Sanjay


  • This guy looks like an HR from top to bottom
  • Polished, and would play the character well.

Rashmi Bansal as Vaishali (Debut)


  • This is completely out of the box, but could be a game changer.

Anurag Kashyap as Anurag Kashyap


Director: Madhur Bhandarkar


  • Who will do it better when it comes down to exposing a particular industry?


I understand that Mr. Siddharth Malhotra is already working on this project.



Confess by Colleen Hoover & The Casting Ouch

Colleen Hoover

My Short Review:-

306 Pages.

This book is ‘Goodreads Choice 2015 Winner’

I found this book very annoying. Owen’s character is well developed (with the concept of confession artist), but completely wasted. Auburn is average. There is lack of chemistry between the two. Loved the artwork (Owen’s paintings)

A glimpse into the book:-

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin – (From Goodreads)

Bollywood Casting Ouch:-

Yami Gautam as Auburn Reed


  • She would definitely be available.
  • Link up with Ranveer Singh would give a boost to the promotion of the film.
  • She is obsessed with fairness & colours.

Ranveer Singh as Owen Gentry


  • He as experience in playing an artist in ‘Lootera’. The last leaf got this for him.
  • Assuming if the movie is released in 2018, that would be the perfect timing for the rumours of break up with Deepika Padukone

Boman Irani as Owen’s Father


  • I was considering ‘Padma Shree’ Anupam Kher first (assuming he would be cheap). He made the following demands when I approached him:-
    • Showcase the works of ‘Modi’, as the film would be releasing in 2018, just before the Elections
    • Owen’s paintings should be on Indian culture with no freedom of expression. Confessions would be censored.
    • Auburn’s character should be a Kashmiri Pandit.
  • Boman Irani laughed hysterically when he came to know about the reason why Anupam Kher was not considered. He is doing the film for free.

Shahid Kapoor as Adam (Special Appearance)


  • I want to see him dead in more films. Fair enough ?

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane


  • This film has no story, and only he can make it interesting
  • It would be easy to get Ranveer on board

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