Chit Chat with Sundari Venkatraman – Author of The Runaway Bride

Had a chance of talking to Sundari Venkatraman who has released 4 novels this year namely, Double Jeopardy, The Malhotra Bride, Meghna and now recently, The Runaway Bride. Here’s an excerpt from our talk.

D: Welcome to my blog, Sundari! I hope you’ll enjoy your stay here.
S: Thank you Dola for having me on your blog.

D: Give us an insight into your main characters.
S: Chanda is my heroine. While she’s young, she’s one of the older students in her BMS class. There’s a reason or it. She began her education late as she’s originates from a village background. She’d been married as a kid, when she was eight. Worse yet, her bridegroom had runaway.
Ranveer is into software and owns his company. He’s smart, dynamic and attracted to Chanda. But is he ready to pursue the relationship? You will need to read the book to find out.
Then there is Shikha, who plots to win Ranveer’s hand; the quiet Abhimanyu is Ranveer’s second-in-command. He’s also in love with the wild Shikha.

D: Wow! They sound so interesting, especially Chanda. Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead characters?
S: Deepika Padukone as Chanda
Ranveer Singh as Ranveer
Mallika Sherawat as Shikha
Jimmy Shergill as Abhimanyu

D: I see three of my favourites there! Sundari, what draws you to the Romance genre?
S: I view the world via rosy spectacles and can’t see the negatives. Isn’t that a perfect view point for romance? Then there are the happy endings…. sigh!

D: Who doesn’t love happy endings right? What are you working on at the minute?
S: An anthology of romantic short stories – Matches Made In Heaven – to be published in December 2014.

D: What are your ambitions for your writing career?
S: First and foremost – becoming RICH & FAMOUS! I am dead serious, no jokes. I am planning to publish four books every year. Matches Made In Heaven will be the fourth book for 2014. 2015 will see four more books beginning with Sangita’s Dilemma in February 2014 and Simha International in June 2014. I am planning to get my books published by a traditional publisher too, in the print form, as I realise that the Indian audience prefers those. That’s it for now.

D: I wish you all the best and hope all your dreams will come true, Sundari! Thank you for telling my followers a little more about you.
S: Thank you so much Dola Basu Singh for giving me an opportunity to air my views.

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