1 ON OUR READING LIST: Scandal Point by Fahad Samar
The film maker has taken on the role of author for this witty, scandalous and engaging satire on Bollywood. Here, an excerpt, just for you...
As Ricky drove down the asphalted crescent of Marine Drive towards suburban Bandra, a frisky, inebriated Rhea leaned over and started nuzzling the handsome actor’s neck, even as her hand wandered between his thighs. She playfully nibbled a sensitive ear lobe and sensuously massaged his crotch. When her tongue wandered deep within his ear, an electrified Ricky realized he couldn’t possibly wait another half hour to get home. He veered off Peddar Road towards Kemps Corner and drove straight to Breach Candy, expertly manoeuvring his car with one hand as the other clumsily tried to undo Rhea’s silk blouse.
Pulling into Scandal Point, the deserted lover’s lane at the water’s edge, he switched off the engine and cupped Rhea’s elfin face in his hands. This was a scenario he had fantasized about since the age of thirteen and Ricky Kumar wanted to savour the moment, when finally, after all these years, he would consummate his love for the beauteous Rhea Zaveri.
Detective Virendra Dhadda, who had been anxiously lying in wait at Scandal Point for Gautam Goyal and Caesar Adebayo, was intrigued by the BMW that had just drawn into the quiet cul-de-sac. VD, wearing a sweater, muffler and woollen monkey cap in an effort to keep himself snug, squinted through the long infra-red lens of his camera to get a closer look at the occupants of the vehicle and almost fell off his perch in the peepal tree when he caught sight of the driver. He recognized the nation’s new heart-throb, obviously here with a girlfriend, whose head was currently in his lap. When VD adjusted the focus on his lens, he was flabbergasted to find the girl was not, in fact, resting but performing vigorous oral sex on the rising Bollywood star.
The private dick swung his zoom lens into action and shot off a long burst of images at high speed...
Scandal Point by Fahad Samar, ` 250, is published by Harper Collins, and available in stores now.