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NIKHIL VARMA
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Chat Sonali Ghosh Sen on her book ‘ K-K-Krazy about Khan'

O n a cold morning in Europe, massive crowds lined up to catch a glimpse of a superstar from India

That was none other than Shah Rukh Khan and this rather surreal experience led Sonali Ghosh Sen, a journalist-turned-writer and a self-confessed SRK fan, to pen K-K-Krazy about Khan, a fictional account of the life and times of one of his many fans.

“The book is a fictional account of a year in the life of Kriti Kapoor, advertising professional and a huge fan of the superstar. She is madly in love with him and draws connections between her own life and instances from Shah Rukh Khan's movies.”

What else was she inspired by?

Sonali says, “I love the grammar of commercial Hindi cinema — the suspension of disbelief, the exaggerated situations and so on. We are a country obsessed with filmstars and Bollywood. That proved to be the actual genesis behind this book.”

Sonali is quick to refute any similarity between herself and the character in the book. “I am a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan and also work in an ad agency, but the similarities end there. Kriti Kapoor is a figment of my imagination.”

The book has been published by Rupa publications and is available at stores across the country.

NIKHIL VARMA

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