Radia asks her employee Vishal Mehta to speak to Shankkar Aiyar of India Today because “Prabhu (Chawla) kaa call gayaa Ranjan (Bhattacharya) ko, ki Mukesh se baat karaa dey, Anil is way ahead, ask Mukesh to be careful and this and that”. “Before I speak to Prabhu, I need to know what his mind is,” says Radia.
Postscript: From Outlook print
Radia chats with Vaishnavi CEO Vishal Mehta on reading ex-India Today editor Prabhu Chawla’s “mind” on the gas dispute.
Niira Radia: Vishal?
Vishal Mehta: Haan.
NR: Vishal, Shankar Aiyar se baat karo.
NR: Kyonki, Prabhu (Chawla) ka call gaya abhi Ranjan ko.
NR: Ranjan Bhattacharya ko, ki...
VM: Hmm, hmm.
NR: Mukesh se baat kara de, Anil is way ahead. Ask Mukesh to be careful and this, that and the other...
NR: Toh maine Prabhu ko phone kiya, woh lunch pe hain.
NR: Lekin, he will call me back.
NR: But in the meantime tum ek baar Shankar Aiyar se baat kar ke mujhe feedback de do jaldi ki.... Just understand from Shankar ki key points kya aa rahe hain.
VM: Hmm, hmm, hmm.
NR: Shankar ka ek understanding hota hai na. Tum baat to kar sakte ho Shankar ke saath?
VM: Haan. Of course.
NR: Ek baar baat kar lo please, mujhe phone kar do. Because before I speak to Prabhu I need to know what his mind is, haan.
NR: Theek hai.
VM: Okay, okay, thanks, bye.