Starlet Rivalry Book Launch – 31/01/09

Starlet Rivalry Book Launch – 31/01/09

Rajesh Asan, Manj Bhandal and Jasi Nandhra wearing promotional T-shirts

I attended the book launch for Starlet Rivalry on Saturday 31st of January, this was held in Waterstones, The Chimes Shopping centre, Uxbridge – West London. I wasn’t sure what to expect really and I felt a little nervous and excited to see what all the fuss was about! I was greeted by the author Puneet Bhandal, and piles of books ready to be signed. Puneet had fantastic promotional t-shirts printed for the occasion, modelled by friends and familly.

Author and Illustrator

It was great to finally meet Puneet in person, as we’d only spoken once on the phone before – the commission was carried out entirely by e-mail. The wonders of modern technology!

The launch lasted about an hour and featured a ‘dress up in Bollywood-style’ competition for younger readers, where the best outfit won the chance to have a character named after them in the next book and a Bollywood goody bag! The event also included a Bollywood Dance Performance, Bollywood Karaoke and the book signing.

Puneet is interviewed for Local Newspapers

Puneet has been busy promoting Starlet Rivalry and the Book Launch, taking part in newspaper and Radio interviews:

The Nikki Bedi show – BBC Asian network,
Dotun Adebayo – BBC Radio Ulster
Joanne Good and Simon Lederman – BBC London

View Newspaper stories and listen to Puneet’s interviews at or follow the link at the top of this page

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