Karan Johar, Anil Kapoor, Asha Parekh at glittering book launch
By Rinku Gupta
The glitterati of Bollywood were in full attendance at a book launch in Mumbai. Om Books International celebrated the launch of The Aladia Sisters Khalid Mohamed's debut novel, on Monday.
The novel was launched by Chief Guest, Bollywood Director Karan Johar and Guest of Honour Anil Kapoor, who spoke about Khalid Mohamed's immense contribution to Hindi cinema.
On the occasion, Karan Johar, Anil Kapoor, Khalid Mohamed, Javed Akhtar and Publisher, Ajay Mago shared their experiences of putting together the book.
Also present on the occasion were Asha Parekh, Lalita Lajmi, Maria Goretti, Anoop Soni, Juhi Babbar, Rajniesh Duggall and Achint Kaur, among others.
The author of the book. Khalid Mohamed, started as reviewer and co-editor during his teenage years, for Close-Up, a film society quarterly magazine. He then covered crime, politics and the arts for The Times of India, Mumbai, from the mid-1970s, engaged in daily reporting and film criticism. Appointed Media Editor of the paper, he went on to serve as editor of Filmfare magazine, while continuing as the daily’s film critic for 27 years. He reviewed television for The Economic Times besides contributing articles to The Illustrated Weekly of India and Femina. His writing has also been featured in India Today, The Indian Express, The Telegraph, the international film weekly, Variety, and in the Sunday Observer, London. He was film critic for Mid-day, Senior Editor of DNA newspaper, and National Culture Editor and film critic for the Hindustan Times.