Bobby Nayyar’s short story, “Hollywood”, is a first-person account, in which the narrator is the same with the protagonist, Tarsem Singh.
Given that Bobby Nayyar himself has Indian roots, it is not implausible that the narrator may have been inspired by the author’s own autobiographical experiences.
As a first-person narrator, Tarsem displays a limited knowledge with regards to the other characters and the action.
Although he tells the story in retrospect (in the past tense) and already knows the way it will end, he confines himself to the point of view he had during the events:
She was beautiful. Lightly tanned skin, a dusting of freckles, dark eyes, delicate lips, My heart sank. I had that peculiar Asian male trait: thin legs and arms with a ...