Slumdog Millionaire – Sample Chapter
Extract from Q&A: Slumdog Millionaire (Film Tie In) by Vikas Swarup
The papers are full of the Armaan-Urvashi breakup, after a whirlwind romance lasting nine months. There is speculation that Armaan is completely heartbroken. That he has stopped eating and drinking. That he might be suicidal. Urvashi Randhawa has returned to her modeling career.
I see Salim crying. His eyes are red and wet with tears. He has not eaten all day. The heart- shaped glass frame containing a picture of Armaan and Urvashi, on which he had spent almost half his meager salary, lies on the ground, shattered into a hundred pieces.
“Look, Salim, you are being childish. There is nothing you can do about it,” I tell him.
“If only I could meet Armaan. I want to comfort him. To hold his hand and let him cry on my shoulder. They say crying makes the heart lighter.”
“And what good will that do? Urvashi will not come back to Armaan.”
Suddenly Salim looks up. “Do you think I could speak to her? Maybe I could persuade her to come back to Armaan. Tell her that it was all a mistake. Tell her how sad and contrite he is.”
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