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Son spills beans on Rushdie's charm

Author Salman Rushdie's son Zafar Rushdie sticks close to his writer father at parties. Read on to know why.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2006 14:32 IST

Author Salman Rushdie's son says he sticks close to his famous father at parties as "all beautiful women want to talk to dad".

Zafar Rushdie, 26, said: "Most people who go to a party with their parents try to run away from them. Not me. If I want to meet girls, I just stand near him. All the beautiful women want to talk to dad, so I stand close and bask in the sunlight. Beauty loves brains."

Rushdie, who no longer lives with his fourth wife Padma Lakshmi, returned the compliment by claiming that his son is a man who women cannot resist.

"Every time I see a picture of him in the papers, he has four girls around him, so I think he's not doing badly. He's absurdly charming - lethally, disgustingly charming. He has it like a weapon," quoted the dad as saying.

But Zafar says that he won't take any advice from his father when it comes to his sex life.

He added: "I don't consult him on my girlfriends. He doesn't like the fact that my relationships don't last long. But I'm not convinced he's necessarily the best person to give relationship advice."

First Published: Dec 13, 2006 14:32 IST