Tomorrow has to be THE most embarassing day of my career.
Ok, second most, the first was when I, quite dim-wittedly, called Shravanabelagola a Buddhist shrine in one of my travel features and my colleague feared that we would have an army of naked Jains outside the office protesting. By the mercy of Mahavira, that did not happen and I was glad I just escaped with a 150 postcards calling me names!
That day, I truly deserved to be kicked.
But not tomorrow, when I’m gonna be given the credit for a creative masterpiece of a blooper which could make Pakistani actress Meera give me the ‘Nazar’ that could kill, if she were in this part of the world reading the paper.
What I wrote:
… ‘Nazar’ is just the movie for activists who wake up every morning and wonder: ‘What film should we ban next?”
The revelation of the motive for the serial killer in the end is quite ban-worthy. The serial-killer Divya (Meera) has visions of throughout the film, just wants to eliminate “bar girls who spread AIDS.”
No, we won’t give away the killer.
Here’s what is appearing in Friday Review after the clever subeditor changed it to:
Divya (Meera) has visions and just wants to eliminate “bar girls who spread AIDS.”
I plead guilty of leaving a comma out. But THIS??
Well, I need to go into hiding. NOW!!
P.S: Tomorrow, I will post the unedited reviews of Star Wars, Nazar and Kung Fu Hustle. Just for you guys to compare with what comes out finally on print!