30 October, 2020

Bal Thackeray

I’ve so far maintained my silence, but I now feel I must record what actually transpired for posterity...

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Bal Thackeray
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I’ve so far maintained my silence, but I now feel I must record what actually transpired for posterity. Well, many of you may be wondering what I have against Shahrukh Khan and his latest film.To be honest, personally, I quite like the chap. But I certainly did not like the way I was tricked into giving my approval for My Name Is Khan. So, how was I  fooled? Well, to cut a long story short, it was sometime last year that Karan Johar called on me at Matoshree and sought my blessings for his new project. The gentleman that I am, I offered him chai and gave him a pat on the back. “I’m sure your film will do well since you have cast Kajol opposite Shahrukh,” I said, “but I find the title ‘My Name Is Cannes’ rather curious.” Karan giggled in response, as if he was hosting that horrendous show on TV where he drinks coffee (from an empty cup) with his pals from the industry. Anyway, I did some quick thinking and figured that if the movie was about Cannes then it must be about some desi hero...

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