When life imitates art

GOVINDA K writes: I was surprised to see a photo of Karnataka chief minister H D Kumara Swamy holding his former cabinet colleague and close friend Zameer Ahmad Khan at Aamby Valley, the resort where the Janata Dal legislators were holidaying over the weekend.

I felt that that this resembled a scene from the Hindi film Gangster. This is when the film’s “gangster” meets his guru around the time of the song “Ya Ali“. The film is said to be based on the real life story of Abu Salem.

At this meeting point, the “guru”—Gulshan Grover—holds his “shishya” (Abu Salem’s character) with his hands with much affection. What happens next should be seen on the screen only! But for now we can marvel at the striking similarity between art and life.