December 16, 2019
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Khushwant's writing another novel? MJ Akbar's jihad in London, Sridevi as Lucy and such other excitements.

First Take
Summer’s here and it’s time to go on a cool holiday. But some like Khushwant Singh prefer to work even while taking a break. The popular author, we hear, is busy writing his next novel in his retreat in Kasauli...It’s celebration time for another author. After a high-profile opening in Delhi, M.J. Akbar’s book The Shade of Swords is set to have a big launch in London and Mumbai. Dilip Kumar is slated to read excerpts for a distinguished gathering...Talking of film veterans, yesterday’s Queen Bee Sridevi’s much speculated move to TV is finally happening. Sri does a Hindi version of I Love Lucy for a comedy on Sahara ...However, the younger generation of heroines seems to be busy making babies. The stork is soon to come visiting Twinkle Khanna and Malaika Arora... Here’s a TV guy who will move the big screen in a different way. Grapevine has it that Samar Khan, anchor of Bollywood News on Star, might soon get to direct a movie of his own...But where is Samar’s boss Prannoy Roy these days? Is he lying low before going for the final kill?

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