Bihar-born Pankaj Dubey’s second novel is a dark tale of love in the time of globalisation in which nothing is what it seems and no character is above evil. The love story of Lallan Jha, the wannabe entrepreneur, and Sweety Pandey, the wannabe film star, goes from Laloo-era Bihar to city-of-dreams Bombay, and promises to pack in more drama than one expects in a single novel.

Thrity-six-year-old Dubey, who also writes scripts for Bollywood, feels there is a marked difference between the pre-1991 and post-1991 love (the latter submitting to the rules ofDilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge at some point or the other), and his aim with book is to draw it out while giving his readers a fun time.

Published in 2015.