I watched SmritiIrani’s interwiew with Arnab Goswami last evening and was full of admiration for her witty and ready answers to his incisive probing into the reasons for her being sidelined. She did not appear embarrassed or provoked (to his disappointment) but on the other hand had an edge over him in many ways proving for once the interviewee is capable of taking on a domineering interviewer without being aggressive. There was a clash of voices no doubt which is nothing new in the Indian television scenario as it was apparent who was trying to have the last word!
I happened to attend a book release event the previous day where a celebrity was present to receive the first copy. She is not only well known for her performance in her field but is admired for her intelligence and good articulation in English. Thanks to the host of the event who very capably steered the meeting from becoming a political debate and the author was compelled to stick to the theme of the literary event. What came as an anti climax was the formal vote of thanks where the person proposing it complimented the celebrity on her looks!