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