Kajol and Tanisha Launch Champa The Dreamer Books For Children At Crossword

Ridhima Sinha , 19 Jul 2011
Kajol & Tanisha with Asha Shankardass
Kajol & Tanisha with Asha Shankardass

Asha Shankardass, grandmother to two sets of twins used to make up and narrate bed time stories to her grandchildren which they deeply loved… So she decided to transform her love for creating characters into a series of books.

Kajol manages to charm with her smile
Kajol manages to charm with her smile

That’s how Champa was born, a nine year old  girl full of curiosity to see the world beyond the narrow confines of her village and we follow her adventures in the two books – Champa The Punjabi Kudi Discovers the Himalayas and Champa The Dreamer.

Kajol & Tanisha with Asha-Shankardass
Kajol & Tanisha with Asha-Shankardass

Kajol has been a voracious reader since her childhood days and she showed up with her daughter, Nysa and sister Tanisha Mohan for the event. It was awesome learning about her growing up days when both sisters were crazy about Amar Chitra Katha and loved Akbar-Birbal as a bedtime tale.

Kajol & Tanisha talk about their love for books
Kajol & Tanisha talk about their love for books

The book launch at Crossword, Kemps Corner had an impressive turnout although it was pouring outside. There was a near stampede when the lovely Kajol and Tanisha walked in.Kajol also told the crowd that her daughter Nysa finished reading the Champa book in four hours straight.

Asha Shankardass signs copies of her book for fans
Asha Shankardass signs copies of her book for fans

Kajol spoke about how she reads bedtime tales to her eight month old son Yug. (Aww.)When asked about hubby Ajay Devgan’s reading habits she quipped humorously that he only reads books that come in recommended.

Asha Shankardass, the Author
Asha Shankardass, the Author

It was very endearing to hear Kajol speak like a regular, concerned mom. I guess that’s one of the qualities that has made her such a popular star. Such a refreshing exception to the otherwise dolled up, superficial Bolly brigade.

Asha Shankardass with her husband
Asha Shankardass with her husband

Though neither sibling wore anything blog-worthy (is that a word?), Tanisha’s  bright blue Balenciaga bag caught our eyes and fancies. An illustrated children’s book talking about Indian festivals and culture sounds like an awesome theme and has got even an adult like me very excited. So, Happy reading peeps!

Text Credit : Sharadiya Dasgupta

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