The next day, Asha left for office and Radha was on her way to find her brother. When she was about to enter the police station under the charge of Kartik, she got a call on her mobile. It was Asha. “The Entertainment editor is furious, yaar. Come on here immediately. Something has come up,” Asha sounded very excited.
“Where were you, dear? You have to get an important story done,” Shalini Jukar, the film desk editor, told her.
“You have to meet an upcoming writer, Gaznavi, today. I suspect that his latest story has been lifted by someone. It is not clear who. The appointment has been already fixed for you. Try to make him speak about the episode since he had last month gone to print about his landmark story,” were her instructions.
According to her background research, Gaznavi was a young writer, who had given a few hit films. However, critics were not happy with him since there was no originality in his work, according to them. The story, about which her editor was talking, had been a very original work, an effort he had been trying to make since the start of his career.
When she reached Gaznavi’s house, he was typing something on a laptop.
“Do you type your stories, usually?”
“Yes. Would you like to see the scene I’m writing?” Gaznavi offered.
“Thanks,” she replied and found him typing in Verdana font, the point size very like that of the note Syed had received!
To be continued…