Rushdie Breaks Silence On Twitter But No Comment On India TripNew York, Jan 19: After days of silence, India-born author Salman Rushdie is back on Twitter but has not tweeted a single word on his appearance at the Jaipur Literature Festival which remains in limbo.In
New York, Jan 19: After days of silence, India-born author Salman Rushdie is back on Twitter but has not tweeted a single word on his appearance at the Jaipur Literature Festival which remains in limbo.
In his latest post on the microblogging site today, he said, “Simi said the only Salmanshe like worked in Bollywood. So all that smarming up to me last time I was in Bombay was fake? Such a surprise.”
Minutes later there was another post that read “Yes, I know it was a satirical news report about Simi. Couldn't resist joining in the fun.”
The author however was mum on his plans of his India visit.
The ‘Midnight's Children' author posts updates regularly on Twitter commenting on a range of issues occasionally tweeting several times in a day.
There has been, however, no activity on his Twitter account since the beginning of the week. Efforts to contact him through Twitter and his agencies have met with no result.
On January 10, Rushdie had tweeted “As a rule, I don't answer press inquiries here. Journalists should please use usual channels: RandomHouse, WylieAgency, Jaipur festival.” Repeated emails and phone messages to the agencies mentioned by Rushdie, seeking his comments on the controversy and whether he would attend the Jaipur festival, have gone unanswered.
The author is facing severe opposition for his visit to India due to his controversial 1988 book the Satanic Verses, which had earned the wrath of Muslims worldwide due to its alleged blasphemous content.