‘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 ‘great’ actors. As Pajama Party’s nominee from
south Mumbai, Karl makes his debut as a politician. Will he hit the boxoffice again?
A novel about celebrities, Bollywood and politics, Karl, aaj aur kal is a hilarious novel from India’s
best known funny man.