Manoj Kesharwani is quite a character. I like to describe him as India's pioneering paparazzo. He was way ahead of the pack, and managed to beat all his rivals when it came to clicking exclusives - especially of Bollywood stars visiting Delhi. Perhaps it was his over enthusiasm that cost him his job! He was somehow blamed for alerting other lensmen in the Capital about Bipasha Basu's presence in a 5-star suite. What followed was not pleasant. Bipasha insists those rowdy photographers nearly broke down the door of her suite at some ghastly hour of the night, and she felt traumatised enough to summon local help and somehow flee the premises at 4 a.m.
All I know is, it got messy for Manoj. Pity! I have always enjoyed working with him - as is evident from this shot, taken three years ago at an event in Delhi. Just yesterday he sent me a whole bunch of great images - from Bill Clinton, Anoushka Shanker to Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan. He really deserves to do well - he is enterprising, cheerful and good at his job.
Let me know if you want me to share his assorted images and I shall try my best to upload a few.
My wrist saga continues.... am willing to give hynosis a shot. Or acupuncture. Since I am headed to Singapore for a literary salon, perhaps I should try and get an appointment with the legendary Doctor Po.