The British-Indian author Salman Rushdie, who offended so many muslims that there has been a bounty on his head after publishing his book insulting Muhammad, has attacked the plot of multiple Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as a "patently ridiculous conceit".
Rushdie wrote in Britain's Guardian newspaper that the central feature of the film -- that a boy from the Mumbai slums manages to succeed on the Indian TV version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" -- "beggars belief."
"It is an entire fantasy. Worse even than the Rikki-Tikki-Tavi mongoose who behaved entirely out of character for a real mongoose. But at least the cobra was well done."
"This whole idea is a patently ridiculous conceit, the kind of fantasy writing that gives fantasy writing a bad name," the author of "The Satanic Verses" said in the article published Saturday.
By Sunday Rushdie was back in hiding because now he is being hunted down by those of the Hindu faith as well as the Muslims.