105 Enlightening Quotes By Author Salman Rushdie That Will Compel You To Explore The Other Side Of Coin.
It was a screening event for the film adaption of eminent author Salman Rushdie's book 'Midnight's Children', directed by Indo-Canadian film director Deepa Mehta. The two emerged out of the venue and happened to overhear a couple discussing about the said movie. One of them asked the other, “Did you See Midnight’s Children? I loved it. It was Forrest Gump with brown people.”
Known for his witty retorts Rushdie quickly turned around and quipped, “But I wrote it before they wrote it.”
For the promotion of his book 'The Satanic Verses', Rushdie made an appearance on the radio show 'Desert Island Discs'. He was asked to choose a book, a luxury item and eight songs that would be on his playlist if he was stranded in some fictional world. The author chose 'The Thousand and One Nights', saying that it was the one book which 'contains all other stories'. For an item of luxury, Rushdie wished for an 'unlisted radio telephone' as that would allow him to call everyone else without anyone ringing him. Ironically his wish was fulfilled when he received death threats from fundamentalists who were out for blood following the release of his book. Rushdie and his wife stayed in government safe houses surrounded by maximum security and he could place calls but no one could call him.