I’m so glad Tova @ Petyr Baeish Books tagged me for this one because I have grown up watching and loving Indian movies and this tag is perfect for me 😍😍😍 And please go ahead and checkout Tova’s blog because she writes such hilarious posts that you won’t stop laughing. Now without further ado, let me get started on this fun post…!!!
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1. Raja Babu
Name a classic that has held the test of time.
Firstly, I don’t think Raja Babu is a classic, but I can understand how Govinda fans might feel so. I’m also not a big reader of classics but I have read my fair share in my teenage years, and the only ones I still have fond memories of and wouldn’t mind rereading again are Sense and Sensibilty AND Pride and Prejudice. They definitely have held the test of time for me.
2. Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol
Name a fictional couple, who have chemistry (doesn’t have to be romantic)
Writing a six book romance series about a single couple is not easy and making the readers feel invested in them is quite remarkable. So, my answer for this one would have to be Tate and Logan from the Temptations series by Ella Frank. Their chemistry is off the charts right from the first time they meet and it sustains throughout.
Pick Your Favourite Controversial or Problematic Read
It’s not surprising that I would choose A Court of Thorns and Roses series for this prompt. As much as I enjoyed this trilogy and reread ACOMAF multiple times, in hindsight I can’t ignore the issues related to the various characters’ actions, including Tamlin and Rhys.
4. The Three Khans (Shah Rukh, Aamir & Salman)
Name your favourite trio
This is quite a simple answer because no trio has ever left a lasting impact as much as Harry, Hermione and Ron.
5. Fawad Khan
Name a Fictional Character You Would Die For
I just finished Kingdom of Ash, so I’m still completely immersed in that world. Even without that, I would still choose Aelin Ashryver Galathynius because I really really love her character, flaws and all.
6. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Name a book with complicated family dynamics … because it’s all about loving your parents
There is not another book/folktale/epic in the world that has more complicated family dynamics than the Mahabharata. A Spark of White Fire, YA retelling of the epic set in space definitely tries to live up to that potential and I would recommend this brilliant book to everyone.
7. Hrithik Roshan
Name a fictional character whose name you struggle to pronounce correctly.
SJM is good at making up complicated names and we see all that mastery in Throne of Glass, where every character’s name needs some thought before pronunciation.
Name a book with a beautiful cover (that you wouldn’t feel guilty about taking a selfie with).
The upcoming (going to be awesome) book by Sandhya Menon is There’s Something About Sweetie and that cover is gorgeous and I have never felt more represented before.
9. Arjun Kapoor & Ranveer Singh
Name Your Bookish Bromance to End ALL Bromances
Fence is a very recent favorite graphic novel series and Harvard and Aiden’s friendship is just goals. Aiden is a typical arrogant playboy while Harvard is the nicest guy around, but they are really wonderful together and I can’t wait to see where their bromance goes next.
10. Dev Patel
Name an author you NEED more from
This is actually a very long list and I wish all my favorite authors would write many more books in quick succession. However, I would choose C.S. Pacat and I wish she writes many more full length novels because graphic novels are not enough of a fix for me anymore.
11. Bend It Like Beckham
Name a book that made you extremely happy
I have mentioned this before and I will again that this year’s most happiest read of mine is My So-Called Bollywood Life. And all my joy went through the roof when I got a chance to meet and talk to Nisha Sharma recently.
12. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Pick two books with beautiful covers, one that did live up to your expectations and one that did not.
I knew I would love Dance of Thieves before it even released and it was so much better. Mary Pearson can do no wrong in my eyes and it was such a joy to be back in the Remnant universe. On the other hand, I had very high expectations from Furyborn and unfortunately, it didn’t live up to them. However, you can’t deny that both the covers look totally stunning.
Name a book that more less broke your very soul
Another book that I keep talking about all the time, A Charm of Finches. This book will break you, put you through an emotional wringer but will ultimately give you hope. It’s one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read in my life.
14. Anushka Sharma
Name a Female Character You Admire
In recent months, one of my favorite female characters is Hazel from Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating. She is charming and quirky and eccentric and she never apologizes for being herself, despite what anyone thinks of her. She is such a sweetheart and I admire her quiet strength.
15. Slumdog Millionaire
Name a book with an underdog that you rooted for from the first page you met them
Nicholas Fox is the underdog from page 1 of Fence – the fencer with raw talent and speed but not the technical training that can make him a champion. And I am still waiting for the day he will beat Seiji.
16. Vicky Kaushal
Name a precious fictional character
In the latter half of the series, he has been tortured and broken, he has shown remarkable strength, and he has always been slightly arrogant. But Dorian Havilliard will always remain my sweet precious cinnamon roll – the one I fell in love with in Throne of Glass.
Name a book that you think could have been done better?
Everyone loves Fangirl and after the super entertaining book that was Carry On, I expected the same. However, it was a disappointment because I could never really connect to the characters, especially the romance. I do feel that the author could have done a better job because she makes it work so well for Simon and Baz.
18. Shahid Kapoor & Ishaan Khattar
Name a book with some fantastic fictional siblings
Devon and Foster have a fraughty relationship at the beginning of First and Then, but as the book progresses, they grow closer and it’s one of the most wonderful parts of this story.
19. Deepika Padukone
Name a book with positive mental health representation
I’ve only read one book by Holly Bourne, Am I Normal Yet? and this has one of the most realistic portrayal of OCD I’ve read in my limited bibliography.
20. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
Name some of your most anticipated releases of 2019
This is a long list and half my Goodreads TBR shelf contains 2019 releases, but my most anticipated ones are King of Scars and The Tiger at Midnight.
21. Karan Johar
Name an iconic author
KJo is a celebrity icon and I love him, so I had to think hard how to answer this one. But I have no choice ultimately, because Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock has shaped my reading life more than any other character.
22. (BONUS) Select your favourite Bollywood film & or performer (or even song) and create a question
Name a book or series(or author) that literally blew your mind
First, I’m going to shamelessly plug one of the earliest posts from my blog about my favorite movie ever – Baahubali (click here for link). I wrote it with a lot of love but no one ever read it 😒😒 but if you have a lot of patience, feel free to check it out.
Befitting the masterpiece that is Baahubali, I am going to choose two brilliant authors: Leigh Bardugo and Robert Jackson Bennett, whose scale and depth of worldbuilding just amazes me every single time. If you love fantasy, then you have to pick up their books, because I promise you, you are missing out on all the fun.
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