Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi is releasing her biography. This book is not going to be a good read for Salman Rushdie for sure. His former wife is presenting him as a horny old man. But the good news is that not many people are going to believe her, since Salman Rushdie is a much bigger celebrity than her and the general feeling is that Padma is lying.
It is hard for Padma Lakshmi to sell her book without using the name of her famous ex-husband. Padma is a well-known name thanks to her TV stint. But she is not that popular. Women do not like the way she talks proudly about having multiple partners. She admitted that she at one point did not even know who her daughter’s father is.
But Padma’s new book “Love, Loss and What We Ate” is not all about Salman Rushdie; she also talked about struggles she faced as an Indian woman living abroad. She is seen as a different kind of creature because of her black skin. Then there are people who also made sexual advances on her. But she was determined to come out on top even with all the negativity around her.
Padma said that it was never easy for her. She is an intelligent woman and she is well aware of her image. She knew all the things that were written about her when she was married to Rushdie. Padma was called a gold digger, who was using Rushdie’s fame to stay in the news. Padma wrote that even Rushdie once called her a bad investment.
Padma Lakshmi also had many physical problems which not many people knew about. The way she wrote in her book it seems she still does not want to get sympathy because of her illness.
Salman Rushdie is yet to comment on the book that his ex-wife wrote. But when he was in India, he talked about her. He is not her biggest fan and said that his ex-wife gets angry when someone calls another woman beautiful in front of her. Padma apparently has a huge problem with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan being called “the most beautiful woman” in the world.
Anyway, we think that it is still brave of Padma Lakshmi to come out with this book. It is very rare we see a woman talking about multiple sexual partners in her life without regrets.