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'The most watchable star finds himself unwatchable'

October 10, 2006
My book is for people who have watched even one Shah Rukh Khan film," Mushtaq Shiekh announces with a twinkle in his eye.

We are sitting at the Barista cafe in suburban Bandra in Mumbai discussing his latest book, Still Reading Khan, a biography of King Khan himself.

Barista, Mushtaq claims, is his first home. Almost to prove his point, he requests the coffee-makers to turn off the Don music playing in the background, as it would hamper the recording of this interview.

Still Reading Khan, priced at Rs 2,995, is an elaborate work of art. Weighing four kg, this coffee table book is clearly a collector's item. It has rare pictures of Shah Rukh in his younger days, his wedding pictures, college mark sheets, film trivia and important moments in the superstar's life. The book has a lot of colour, lively quotes and fun chapters.

"The book is a masala book, severely commercial. It's Main Hoon Na, not Bawandar," quips Mushtaq.

He started his career as a cub reporter at G magazine and quickly became the editor of Star And Style. Later, he penned scripts for Ektaa Kapoor's serials like Kya Hadsa Kya Hakeekat, Kahiin Toh Hoga, Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii and many more.

Mushtaq, who is writing the script for Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om starring Shah Rukh Khan, is a vice-president at Subhash Ghai's Mukta Arts.

The young author talks to Entertainment Editor Ronjita Kulkarni about Shah Rukh Khan and his new book which will be released on October 11.

Buy Still Reading Khan right here!

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