About the Author
Rugved Mondkar lives in Mumbai and works full time as an Executive Producer with a leading media company where he writes and directs socially relevant short films.
Over the past eight years, he has written and assisted on more than a dozen commercial Hindi feature films and another two dozen ad films. He aspires to make his feature film debut as a writer and director by the end of 2015.
In India, when people separate a guy and a girl in love, they are called Heer and Ranjha. But when they separate each other, they are called Devdas and Paro.
Meet Arjun Kulkarni – a thirty-year-old director, with actresses and public fond of him and his work. He has achieved whatever he set out to – a decent house, a good enough car and enough wealth to ensure a comfortable lifestyle and has had his share of love and flings. Sounds like a complete life, happy and content. Or does it?
What lies behind a smiling face is a painful break-up, which not only took away the love of his life Hrida after seven long years but also led to estrangement from his parents, friends and even the country. From full-time love, to part-time Devdasgiri; from part-time guilt, to full-time redemption: life seems to come full circle when his sixteen-year-old neighbour Aditi comes in without knocking.
Does he find a way back into love or is he destined to be a Part-Time Devdas?