Cyrus Broacha is the most famous MTV VJ in India. He is also a stand-up comedian and prankster. Best known for his show Bakra on MTV, he has interviewed almost everyone in the Hindi film industry, from Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan. Cyrus presently anchors a news satire show, The Week That Wasn't on CNN-IBN, co-written and directed by friend Kunal Vijayakar. He is also a judge for MTV Roadies season 7.
‰Û÷God once told me life is absurd. How else can two boys land up in America and not find any girls?‰۪
Karl and Kunal are just two ordinary Mumbai boys who like ordinary things: bunking class, films, food and pornography. Intent on attaining stardom they fly off to the legendary Lee Strasburg Acting Studio to sharpen their craft in acting and in chasing girls. They fail on both counts but come back with a jackpot: their maiden movie role. In Bollywood, they meet Yusuf Khan, who at forty-six is still the undisputed king of college romance. Being losers doesn‰۪t get in their way and soon the trio become a hit team, churning out blockbuster after blockbuster. Before they know it, Karl and Kunal get their own spot boys, the defining moment in every Bollywood actor‰۪s life, feature in an TV commercial with Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, and are even invited to meet Bill Clinton on his visit to India. But all this is not enough for Karl, who knows that it‰۪s really politics which is the ultimate destination for all ‰Û÷great‰۪ actors. As Pajama Party‰۪s nominee from south Mumbai, Karl makes his debut as a politician. Will he hit the box office again?
A novel about celebrities, Bollywood and politics, Karl, Aaj aur Kal is a hilarious novel from India‰۪s best known funny man.