A TRYST to remember
After it's successful launch and fast-moving sales in Delhi, Khalid Mohammed's collection of short stories titled ' Two mothers and other stories' came to Mumbai with all the pomp and fanfare of a Premiere opening. The Book was launched by cine actress and fashionista Sonam Kapoor who also read a passage on 'Chandni Chowk' from the book as part of the ceremonies. Khalid's assorted friends and well-wishers from journalism, cinema and television were all there to support him on this joyous occasion.
Khalid got emotional when he spoke about the ups and downs in his career and was unstinting in his praise of friends from the Industry, like Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Karan Johar who stood by him. He was also grateful to all his other friends who stayed supportive and gave him the courage to attempt newer creative fields like theatre and books. In his speech at the launch Khalid made a special mention of Basu Chatterjee who had given him his very first writing break way back when he was just 15 years old, for a magazine called 'Close-Up' a very popular cine magazine of those times. He also thanked Mira Nair for being the first one to commission him to write a book.
It was a night to remember with the shutterbugs going into a frenzy clicking Sonam Kapoor's pictures and the other assorted TV and media stars present , including Anant Mahadevan, Achint Kaur, Mita Vashisht, Manish Goel and wife and many others.