Blockbuster filmmaker Rohit Shetty launched author Janhavi Samant's debut novel Faaltugiri And Other Flashbacks on June 19 in Mumbai. With a fun, light-hearted book on the joys and adventures of childhood in the '80s, the book launch event had all the guests in a nostalgic mood. While enjoying a fun chapter on the arrival of the VCR, Rohit shared a few fun episodes from his own past. He laughingly narrated about a time when he directed a school play - recreating the famous Gabbar Singh scene - as a child and the cassette recorder got stuck mid-way in the scene. Rohit also regaled the crowd with stories of how posters of 80s films used to be and how animals were so popular in films then.
Rohit had all the guests in splits with these stories. Actress author Sonali Kulkarni and screenwriter, documentary filmmaker Paromita Vohra and composer Anu Malik were among other special guests who shared stories about their childhoods and the eighties. Sonali shared stories of how the kids in a childhood play refused to leave the stage because they were busy eating on stage.
Anu Malik also shared how Rohit Shetty's dad helped him with tips on how to look for work when he was a struggler in Bollywood. He also sang his eighties' foot-tapping number, Julie Julie, much to the delight of the audience.