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Saif’s write choice

Anuja Chauhan of The Zoya Factor fame was in Mumbai recently, for the launch of her latest book. And, actor Saif Ali Khan, great great grandson of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, was present to do the honours at the event.

books Updated: Oct 17, 2010 00:04 IST
Serena Menon

Delhi-based author Anuja Chauhan of The Zoya Factor fame was in Mumbai recently, for the launch of her latest book, Battle For Bittora. And, actor Saif Ali Khan, great great grandson of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, was present to do the honours at the event. But, far from being restrained, Saif said something that may pinch several Indian authors.

“Many Indian authors don’t have a grasp over the English language, but Anuja is so comfortable with it; she writes perfectly,” he said, when asked what he felt about Chauhan’s writing.

The actor, who has just signed the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States, to be made by film-maker Siddharth Anand after duly buying the rights from the author, said, “Yes, I will be working on that. But, I am currently waiting to see the screenplay; only then will I decide what happens next.”