Earlier, in an interview to IANS, Padma had also said about her ex-husband: "Now there is somebody who has great wit and is a great flirt.
I don't regret a day I spent with Salman, but it was tiring.
When she told Forstmann the child might not be his, she writes: "I saw his face go white, then beet red.
It was as if the room could not contain him, or as if his body could not contain his fury at the information he had just received." After the paternity test proved Dell was the father, however, Lakshmi said Forstmann changed his tune and stood by her.
She went on to mention that Mr Rushdie referred to her as "bad investment." News website nydailynews also reported that she mentioned, soon after her homecoming from a critical surgery, the author left for a trip, and before leaving he said: "The show must go on, after all." Padma, who also described Mr Rushdie as, "lethally eloquent", mentioned his reaction after she featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine during the second season of Top Chef, which she has been hosting.
"The only time Newsweek put me on their cover was when someone was trying to put a bullet in my head," he had said.
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“Maybe he didn't know if he could stay in a romantic relationship with me or not,” she writes.
“I think neither of us knew what was going to happen but he was resolute in making sure I wasn't alone.
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