Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sethji's cover blown....

So, now you know.... Sethji is NOT Nitin Gadkari.... sorry about that !
This is the jacket of my new book,Blogdosts..... REACTIONS, please!
I think it is pretty strong - like the book.
I have decided to skip the standard book launch event ( been there, done that 17 times over). Instead , it will be a digital launch on 1st November. But ( hint! hint!), if there's anybody out there who'd like to throw a 'Sethji' party  for me - virtual or otherwise - I'm right there! The champagne's on me...
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                                         Mubarak Ho!
So finally our Bebo has become a Begum, with a handsome Nawab to call her own. And yet another Bollywood romance has got a  fairytale  ending. Not even the most talented script writer churning out hit after hit could have improved on this magical plot that started at a film shoot in the mountains and has ended in a historic palace in Pataudi. But then, Kareena Kapoor has always been a princess, and insisted on being treated like one right from the time she made her movie debut. Even in ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’, Bebo played Princess Poo – a role that in many ways stamped her for life! Once she was launched in right royal style by Karan Johar, she has never had to look back. Kareena has led a charmed life all right. And it seems only appropriate today that she glides seamlessly into her latest role as a bona fide titled lady, surrounded by all the frills that go with her brand new status. Not unlike her mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore, who evolved into Ayesha Begum with enormous grace, without ever giving up the quintessential Rinku within her. The similarities don’t end there.  Kareena too will be a full time working Begum, managing her duties as the custodian of the  Pataudi legacy, while deftly juggling her crowded movie calendar. She is after all, the new age Begum.  A capable career woman and caring wife to an equally busy Nawab saab. This is one 21st century shaadi that will be fascinating to follow. Mubarak ho!
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I was seriously alarmed after sitting through an appalling film starring another Bollywood ki Rani – yes, the Mukherjee herself.What made this incredibly versatile actress pick this dud? Wasn’t she advised? What is a powerful boyfriend/ fiancée/ mentor/ best friend ( note: I have not called him ‘husband’) for?Not only was the subject downright kinky ( a woman obsessed with a strange man’s body odour), it was disgustingly crude. Poor Southie star Prithiviraj ( visibly cringing through this non-role), was made to fill petrol into a two wheeler’s tank, holding the nozzle near his crotch and waiting for the tank to overflow and spurt Rani’s face. It can’t get any cruder! The choreography  was even worse with Prithvi hitching up his lungi and creating a huge bulge that he suggestively kept thrusting at Rani . Why does someone in Rani Mukherjee’s exalted position need to cheapen herself like this and put up with the most disgusting dance moves one has ever seen during item numbers. Gross!
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MAMI moves to SOBO! Finally, those of us who missed out on great movie screenings for over a decade because of the daunting distance to the suburbs, will be able to feast on fabulous films at our favourite neighbourhood multiplex. What a blessing! Take a bow, Shyam Benegal and the entire MAMI team.

23 comments:

The Opaque Prism said...

Congrats and Good luck on the book!

Martina said...

The cover looks superb!!
I already have 3 of your books on my shelf; looks like, I've got a new one to add! :)

Theyoginme said...

Cover looks great ... Eager to get the book. Digital and in print.

Theyoginme said...

Cover looks great ... Eager to get the book. Digital and in print.

Another Kiran In NYC said...

Loved the cover! Like... really, really loved the cover.

obssesor said...

Great cover. Good luck.

Lisha Thimmaiah said...

Looks grt.....I love super star India..I hope this one is even better:-):-)

Pooja Rathore said...

The cover is intresting,catchy,apt and powerful(the hands on the chair...oooz power).
The title of your book"sethji" add to fantastic number 19(could not stop the numerologist in me to check if the title adds to a good number)very fortunate and favourable number and promises success.The date choosen for launch is also 1 which is favourable for book(19-1+9=10=1)and 1 gel well with 7,your number(though it would have been ideal if the date were to be 7 or adate adding to 7 as its your birthdate)neverthless all shall be well and all shall be well in all manner of things shall be well....tons of luck and best wishes.
if its your book its got to be on my shelf no doubt about that.

Godbless the union of virgo(kareena) and leo(saif).

Narinder Jit Kaur said...

Liked the idea of having the comment box right under the post!
The cover is quite attractive - the hands, the rings with auspicious stones, and the 'mouli' thread around the wrist; and the trendy leather pants and the jacket give a peep into the character of Sethji, who seems to be blend of religious tradition; and a cruel and stoic sense of power. I hope I come anywhere near the character in the story.

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Shwetha said...

Aiyaa...what an astute observation, and a review that called it out as just that, down right vulgar, cheap and gross.

Why would someone in Rani's position stoop to doing third rate movies as this. So what if she's is not hot property any more and that her standing has slumped - its still good to go out with grace rather than going down in grace with a D grade movie. Yuk. Plain despo.

I am sure that Isqh in Pais will meet pretty much the same fate, albeit without the vulgarity but instead, the equally offensive over abundance of cuteness from someone who's on the wrong side of 30. Why O Why.... I guess stardom is so addictive that any arc light at point feels better than no light. Unfortunately the audience want to just turn off the light and catch a more quality movie.

Unknown said...

It is all started by Vidya doing DP and others following it blindly. Vidya could pull it off while others went overboard.
Wait for Talaash and see Rani perform with Aamir Khan. A good actress will have numerous opportunities even if she above 30.
Aiyya was not that bad as many make it out to be. Rani actually made a mockery of those absurd dances bollywood dishes out in the name of glamour. There was twinkle in her eyes doing those numbers.

Dreamlike said...

aiyya minus maina and the wierd dadi wud still be ok...wondering what made the director add those characters to the script...

Ashwini Sane said...

M'am, a Bengali lady acting as a marathi maid...explains it doesnt it? Will the real 'Marathi Manoos' please stand up, please stand up!

Best ,Best, Best Wishes for your new book m'am!

Ambika said...

So, the earlier airport pic was a part of Sethiji promotions, right?
Whose hands have been photographed in the pic? Quite sleazy
I mean, they have been given the "sleazy" look

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Jogeshwar said...

Congratulations!! for your new book. The cover looks like a man holding onto his chair, gratified by the power, the chair wields. Sethji! looks no ordinary citizen, he's wearing a rolex watch and has an arrogant stance.
Eager to learn, Sethji's character or ill character, but will have to wait until after the exams!

Kruger Brent said...

Congratz on the new book. The cover is just awesome...Cult..
To be frank, I haven't read any of ur books. But i follow ur blog...
Keep going..
Good luck

Manoj Adwani said...

Started looking for your blog on net as generally read your articles in the print version of Sunday Times and was missing them. I have a regular reader of novels and must confess that I am not a big fan of your novels. Had read only one viz Starry Nights many years back. However must admit that both the cover and the title of your new novel looks very appealing even to me and I may even end up reading it. All the best for success of your novel
Regards
Manoj Adwani

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Congrats, book cover is Nice
Apart from book cover. shobha Ji your content is really well written, I find this novel Interestingly well. I bought it on the very first day of release from NBCINDIA.COM.

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