“Double Happiness” starts out as the love story of my mother, Vivienne Wardi. She comes to India for the second time in her life and through a strike of the universe suddenly gets a chance to see Arjun again. Even though she is married to another man, she falls for Arjun. As you probably understand already I am their daughter so they must have been together at one stage. Since I have not met my mother alive my characterization of her is invented and slightly full of illusions. She is a woman who knows what she wants. For a while she is loyal to her husband Samir and she even supports him after their separation. Vivi is a bit of a dreamer and sometimes she gets overwhelmed by life. What I can tell as well that she is good with words. Her diary is full of graphic illustrations of lovemaking. When I read it for the first time it made me blush. Mind you, I was only 12 years old then. My mother’s diary is the background on which I have written “Double Happiness” but there is a part which is solely based on my own experience of the events unfolding after my 12th birthday.

In my bollywood version of “Double Happiness” I could only see one actress playing my mom but you will find out as you read the novel who it should be.







One response to “Vivi”

  1. Clara Avatar

    Wow, this seems like a great story Angie! : )

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