Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shobhaa De not amused with comparison to Jackie Collins

Shobhaa De says efforts to liken her to Jackie Collins 'as fake as botox'

Former Bollywood journalist Shobhaa De has hit out at efforts to compare her to British novelist Jackie Collins.

De called efforts to liken her to Collins — over the way she exposed Bollywood's scandals and secrets — as "lazy reporting". She also revealed that she detests Oscar-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire.

The opinionated, and often controversial, commentator aired her thoughts at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

In a fascinating and thought-provoking session sponsored by Gulf News on Thursday, March 11 evening, De said the concerned reporter's effort to compare her to Collins "was as fake as botox." "It was a lazy reporter's way of tagging someone from Asia. It was a way of making me more understood to a US audience. But that reporter has since become a friend and the comparison does not bother me any more," she said.

Full report here Gulfnews

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