I said to Dhanno who was going to Juhu beach, “You know, in case you see one of those madari-s, you know those guys who walk on a rope and things like that, will you please get their contact details? Tell them, my mummy wants to speak to you, for a shooting.”

She said: “OK.”

I said: “Don’t forget, haan?”

She said: “Yeah.”

She ate her fried eggs, I ate my muesli, in silence.

I said: “You know those guys I mean, na, they walk on ropes and things?”

She said: “I guess I’ll recognize them if I see them. I don’t think there will be too many people walking around on ropes, Mama.”