The Extras

Ravan and Eddie are back - bigger and better. They have been mortal enemies since birth because of a bizarre family feud. But now Ravan and Eddie`s lives converge as they share an obsession: having grown up in Bombay (Mumbai), the city of dancing movie stars and glitzy glamour, both dream of strutting down the road to superstardom. But can Ravan (a lowly taxi driver) and Eddie (a bouncer-cum-bartender) rise from their dusty chawls to the glittering heights of international fame?

Their love lives are as fraught as their careers. Pieta, Eddie`s sister and the object of Ravan`s adoration, is oblivious to his existence - until he saves her life. Eddie, secure in his love for the Anglo-Indian Belle, must overcome opposition from their families. Peopled by a cast of soul-searching drunks, some of the most memorable women and Ravan`s nemesis, Three Point One, "The Extras" is much more than a book about Bollywood or Bombay.