Even by my own impossible standards, this has been an excessively hectic week. Going beyond Kemp's Corner twice in three days!! Unbelievable. Juggling four appoinments in the burbs at one go!! Criminal. But hey, there was an upside. I enjoyed meeting all those wonderful people.... and suddenly Bandra seemed a pretty chilled out space to hang in. Karan Johar was playing interviewer for a Men's Magazine. We discussed ... err.... MEN! As is expected, Karan was sharp and fun. Plus, there were those famous 'Candy' sandwiches and rolls on offer ( the best chutney sandwiches on earth), as our free flowing conversation went from the merits of John Abraham's butt (generously displayed in Dostana) to the ghastly taste displayed by some of the city socialites ( Bling is King). I adore KJO, and we have the best natter ever.
From there to Ravindra Natya Mandir to launch Asha Bhende's Marathi book (Majhya Jagat mee), was a dramatic mood switch, but once in the auditorium, I was entirely drawn into the rarefied world of scholars and academics, all of whom spoke so brilliantly. My own speech in Marathi, would have impressed Raj Thackeray! Enough said. For more, get hold of a copy of Mumbai Mirror on Sunday. There is a surprise waiting for readers. I am off to choose curtains. Exciting, huh?? Eat a Bater (partridge) biryani at Amrish Arora's Flamboyante, and generally relax( like I know how!!). Oh... as for 'Drona', what can I possibly say about this unmitigated disaster of a movie, but, 'nice try, guys.'