“He’s probably one of those people blinded by symmetrical features,” she says.
“He’s a literary rock star, and I guess having had so much praise heaped on him helps give him the ego to approach these women.
This is what I'm doing now, he thought, bewildered.
My girlfriend is on the cover of Playboy in the nude and I'm negotiating the fee." 10) On September 11th, Rushdie was in Houston on a book tour.
Sir Salman Rushdie needed consoling every year he did not win the Nobel Prize for literature, and their marriage was marred by jealousy and insecurity, according to an explosive autobiography by his former wife Padma Lakshmi.
The Indian-American model and judge on US television show Top Chef has lifted the lid on her three-year marriage to Mr Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.
Air travel was a standstill, but he reached out to her: "He called Padma in Los Angeles to say he was coming to see her.
She said she was doing a lingerie shoot." 11) Rushdie took Padma to the Vanity Fair dinner and party on the day of the Academy Awards: "[H]e watched her pose and pirouette for the human wall of screaming photographers, burning with the bright flame of her youth and beauty, he looked at the expression on her face and suddenly thought, She's having sex, sex with hundreds of men at the same time, and they don't even get to touch her, there's no way any actual man can compete with that.
“I don’t know what he needs to prove by constantly dating these women.
I don’t know why he can’t ever date someone age-appropriate.” She suggested Barbara Walters.
A source says many of the women are just friends who accompany him to events.