Murder in Bollywood
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Someone at this table has killed before, and someone at this table will kill again. Nikhil Kapoor, Bollywood s biggest film director, made this shocking proclamation to his friends one night. Sameer Ali Khan, Bollywood s badshah, seethed with rage. Nyra Oberoi, filmdom s queen-inwaiting, turned her face away. Ishan Malhotra, producer extraordinaire, laughed out loud, while Kiki Fernandez, dress designer to the stars, looked afraid. Two nights later, both Nikhil and his wife, leading actress Mallika Kapoor, were found dead. It is up to Senior Inspector Hoshiyar Khan to solve the puzzle.
tree when it was almost too late. He looked around cautiously, reaching for his gun lying in the glove compartment, then zipped his windcheater right till the top, putting its hood over his head, after which he slipped his gun into its pocket, straightened his gloves, and stepped out of the car to try and move the obstacle out of his way, since there was no turning back. As Chandu pushed with both hands against the swollen piece of wood with all his might, a shadowy figure crept up from behind
switch for a while as it electrocuted, then released him when it short-circuited, plunging Stage 7 into darkness. He always liked tinkering with that light switch, did Nikhil Kapoor, although he had been warned that Stage 7 was well past its prime and its wiring was old and obsolete. Pity he didn’t listen; he could’ve been among the living, instead of dying by electricity. At the other end of town, in Mumbai’s tony suburb of Bandra at exactly the same time, the sea-facing stretch of road called
police personnel with trained sniffer dogs on hand examined each and every vehicle which approached the hotel’s main gate. Then, a little before eleven, a flawless white Bentley, accompanied by four SUVs full of bodyguards, entered through the hotel’s main gate and made its way towards the entrance; the pace was slow on account of all the traffic ahead. The moment they saw the car approach, the media scrum let out a deafening roar and the very next second a sea of flashbulbs descended upon the
is that she is hopping mad at the director for his betrayal and the only way he can make it up to her is by writing for her a role to die for. Now, this happens in Bollywood on a regular basis, with leading ladies competing with each other for your run-of-the-mill big-budget films. But when it came to Raka, the stakes were ten times as high, for Nikhil Kapoor, Sameer Ali Khan and Ishan Malhotra were teaming up after all those years, making it the most happening project in Bollywood history; so
hit me that the reason why the killer committed this blunder was because there wasn’t one, but two killers, who planned two near-perfect murders, and coincidentally executed them on the same night, as neither was aware of the other’s plan. Once this fact was understood, it was a matter of chasing down each and every lead associated with this extremely complex case. Unknown to you, Tiwari had spoken to me the night he died and revealed to me a few important facts, even telling me that he had hired