Westland Ltd and Grey Oak Foundation recently hosted the launch of author Ahmed Faiyaz’s thriller Scammed – Confessions of a confused accountant at Crossword, Kemps Corner, in Mumbai.
Bollywood actors Manjari Phadnis, Naiheed Cyrusi, Vipin Sharma, Shaana Diya Levy and Ash Chandler were some of the celebrities that graced the launch by their presence and also released the book.
ABOUT THE STORY-LINE:
Life is miserable for Hitesh Shah, despite his coveted job in a top accounting firm. Labeled a nerd by colleagues, ignored by women and rebuked by parents, Hitesh cannot resist when offered a lucrative job as the CEO of an off shoot of the failing automobile company, Supreme Motors. So what if the owner Venugopal Reddy, a sleazy businessman with political connections, actually wants Hitesh to fix the company to save his skin? Hitesh’s drive and quest for success helps turn the company’s fortunes around; he is seen a rising corporate star, he begins dating a model and is pampered by parents.
Championed as the poster boy of emerging India, Hitesh’s fairy tale ends quickly. As his cursed luck would have it, he is soon on the run from the law – allegedly as the perpetrator of a financial scam and accused of defrauding thousands of investors! With his back against the wall, and growing public and media opinion against him, will Hitesh come out of the mess he finds himself in?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ahmed Faiyaz grew up in Bangalore and now lives in Dubai. He’s a strategist by profession, with a number of years in management consulting behind him. He’s a book and film addict, and a passionate writer. His first book, Love, Life & All That Jazz was published in April 2010.
Grey Oak has recently released Another Chance, his second full-length novel, and Strangers, his anthology of twenty-one short stories, in February 2011. He is a founding member of Grey Oak Publishers and Grey Oak Foundation.