Mohammed Hanif' young son professed his satisfaction with the festival following this session, as he had now seen someone famous -the author of Slumdog Millionare.
The huge scope and sheer number of events around the clock had begun to take its toll by Saturday afternoon, with not just audience numbers down from the first two days but also some of the writers failing to show up for their sessions. However this did not adversely affect the sessions as those who did participate remained enthusiastic and thoughtful about their topics.
Interplay: Words, Music and Pictures featured Asitha Amereskere, a writer and filmmaker from Sri Lanka and the UK, and Hari Kunzru, from the UK, in conversation with Vinita Ramani Mohan. It touched on the differences between written and visual languages, how a book is a complete entity but a screenplay is just one part of a much larger process and how music and soundscapes affect how we experience life. The session was a more modern take, with younger participants, on the different forms writers can choose to express their story in this age of new media with so many options.