A British author (Jennifer Kendal) whose forte is sensationalism travels to India in search of inspiration for her next book. She takes up with a local actor Shashi Kapoor, a matinee idol in Bombay. She is frustrated when he refuses to take the affair seriously because she is older and his penchant for new amorous challenges. Musical production numbers are shown in unrelated scenes making this a film about the making of a movie in the film capital of India.
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