My So-Called Bollywood Life // Nisha Sharma


my so called bollywood life


Bollywood film fanatic Winnie has grown up believing the future is written in the stars. Her family’s pandit predicted she would find the love of her life before her eighteenth birthday. So when her relationship with Raj collapses, despite him meeting all the criteria, Winnie is lost. This is not how her perfect ending is scripted. Then fellow film geek Dev challenges Winnie to look beyond her horoscope: is taking the future into her own hands the way to find her happily ever after? To get the perfect ending, Winnie will need a little bit of help from fate, family and, of course, a Bollywood movie star.

What I Liked

I really liked Winnie. She was headstrong, knew exactly what she wanted from life and worked hard to get it, fighting anyone who stood in her way. For this reason, she has a very Slytherin heart and my Hufflepuff self admires it a lot! Because of how angry she is, she reminded me of Dimple and Dimple and Rishi was one of my favourite romance books. It also contained a lot of information on film. I’ve never actually seen a Bollywood movie before, but I adore movies – I am a bit of a movie nerd. It was really awesome to have that intertwined within the story.

What I Didn’t Like

Jenny and Winnie had a really stereotypical, bitchy relationship over the same guy (even though Winnie didn’t want him at all anymore). It made me miss the way Lara Jean from Jenny Han’s trilogy handled jealously and rivelry, which was much better than the way Jenny handled it – although, to Winnie’s credit, she didn’t take the bait. Most of the time. There’s also a lot of ableist language used, and a few lines of fat-shaming that as a fat person I didn’t really apprechiate.


I really, really loved it and I’m glad I gave it a chance. It was heartwarming, and fun, and gave my geeky cravings a lot of happiness.



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