ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129109832
Parvati has learnt her lesson late in life, but she has learnt it well all men are bastards. While working in an ad film company, she had met Karan, her ‘Mr Right’. Unfortunately, he turned out to be so wrong. Her boss, the fatherly Mr Bose, is the one shoulder she can cry on. He is also the one man she never expects a pass from.
She stands corrected.
All men ARE bastards.
Her girlfriends manage to keep their I-told-you-so’s to themselves.
Parvati quits her job, and joins the unit of Jambuwant (Call me Jumbo!) Sinha, assisting him in the making of his latest Hindi feature film. ‘Jumbo’ is a typical Bombay film-maker. He believes in white shoes, black money and the casting couch. Manoj, the chief assistant, makes a pass at every woman he meets because he doesn’t want anybody to feel unwanted. And Rahul, an actor, claims to have fallen in love with her.
But Parvati is older now. And smarter. But apparently not smart enough because, very inconveniently, she finds herself liking Rahul too much…
‘A Most enjoyable read’ – Geordie Greig, Editor, Tatler former Literary Editor, Sunday Times (UK)
‘Terrific story…Loved the humour’ – Michele Roberts Author & Former Booker Judge
‘Rajashree…has a genuine comic talent’
- Kiran Nagarkar
‘Attractive reading from the beginning to the end’
‘Rajashree has a gift for being lucid and fun. Impressive debut’
- Chetan Bhagat
‘Our own film! Chick-lit romance’
- Kundan Shah
‘A very lighthearted, very entertaining romantic comedy’
- Soha Ali Khan, actor
‘Rajashree is a wonderful writer. She has portrayed life to the fullest’
- Rituparna Sengupta, actor
‘This fast-paced love story is crying to be made into a blockbuster film’
- Koel Purie actor
‘Romance peppered with Bollywoodian sequence of crashing into boy, roadside serenades, melodrama et al. Entertainingly breezy. Curl up in your bed and enjoy this chick-lit’
- The Sunday Tribune
‘A comic caper’
- The Indian Express
‘Looking for an exciting chick-lit book with a twist? Then you simply will not be able to resist Trust Me by Rajashree’
‘A funny take on errant men and a woman who has learnt her lesson the hard way, Trust Me…is about finding love, dealing with lust and knowing the difference’.
- India Today
‘A weekend must-read for every chick-lit lover. Go get it!.
‘In this lighthearted debut, Rajashree balances comic and sad moods perfectly. A fun read!’
- Marie Claire
‘Over the years books have become the inspiration of many a film. Now debutante writer Rajashree has done the opposite. She has written a novel in the form of a film narrative-cut to cut with razor sharp editing…’
- The Hindu
‘Rajashree’s novel, Trust Me, is a fun-filled love story set in Bollywood’
- The Times of India
‘Rajashree is making magic…’
‘Bollywood on the page, and quite hilarious’
- Hugo Rifkind, columnist and author
‘In this refreshing take on romance with the film industry as a backdrop, the insider details stand out for their authenticity’
- The Week
‘The latest sensational bestseller from the house of Rupa, Trust Me, tries to uncover the face of the real Mumbai film industry=the dark side behind the glitz and glamour of “the city that never sleeps”, a place marred by politics, back money and the casting couch’
- Saturday Times
‘Funny and realistic’
‘Trust Me…is for anyone and everyone who likes reading’
- Delhi Mid-Day
‘A light, easy and funny read…While creating a little filmy world in itself, Trust Me, set in contemporary urban India, may just begin…another trend of writing here’
‘Designed as a satirical take on Bollywood, Trust Me is replete with anecdotes and characters, like Jumbo, that one may come across only in the world of Hindi cinema. Even the romance between Parvati and Rahul seems to emerge from the formula Bollywood film…’
- Hindustan Times
‘Rajashree…writes warmly and funnily’
- The Telegraph
‘Chick-lit and film tribute in one’
- Sunday Mid-Day
‘Trust Me …is a warm, funny story about love, heartbreak and friendship’
- Woman’s Era
‘A mad Bollywood caper about amour lost and found’
- MSN India