Tuesday 10 June 2014

Cutting Chai with Bhawana Somaaya - Day 365

Book on Aaamir Khan

Today’s big news is the Mumbai Metro. The small news is that on Sunday was a book release of Aamir Khan that never happened.

The invite for Aamir Khan pictorial book published by Niyogi arrived a week. On Sunday evening as I got ready to reach the venue, a cameraman friend called to say that there was a mess up and Aamir Khan was not attending the event.

How could an established publisher like Niyogi organize a large scale event without confirmation from Khan?
How could they print distinguished names on the card without first getting Khan’s approval for the book and the event?

I shudder to think how the assembled guests must have reacted. Maybe author/ photographer Pradeep Chandra forgot to connect with Aamir Khan or maybe he assumed that the publisher will do the needful  but the evening was a letdown for Aamir fans.

Bhawana Somaaya/ Tweets @bhawanasomaaya

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