Launch of ‘You’ve Got the Wrong Girl’ by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
Author of the much acclaimed Sita’s Curse, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu is back with her new novel titled “You’ve got the wrong girl”. The book release was done in the august presence of Girija Devi, Srijit Mukherji, Joy Sengupta, Swarup Dutta and others.
The novel was introduced by well-known artist Swarup Dutta. National award winning director Srijit Mukherji was engaged in an avid conversation with the author and actor Joy Sengupta read excerpts from the novel.
The novel breaks new ground as a woman writer foraying into the realm of lad lit in India, made famous internationally by writers like Nick Hornby and Matt Dunn.
The novel tells the story of Dushyant Singh Rathore – 30-something bestselling author of Kinda Clichéd, a blockbuster romance novel. The novel is based on his one night of bliss with a girl whose name he does not know. Under pressure to produce a money-spinning sequel from his obsessive fans, his hit-seeking publisher, his pushy agent and a journalist, he sets off three years later to find the elusive girl whom he had promised never to seek out.
“You’ve Got the Wrong Girl retells the classical romantic saga Abhigyanam Shakuntalam, by Kalidasa in a contemporary racy avatar travelling across the cities of Delhi, Jodhpur and Kolkata, with the romance between Dushyant and his lady love set against the backdrop of Sonagachi, Asia’s biggest red-light district. The story has been written like a play in ten acts” said the author.
The event also saw the presence of many eminent personalities like Sudarshan Chakraborty, Shataf Figar, Lopamudra Mandal Saha, Lagnajita, Saira Shah Halim amongst others.