The fourth to be introduced in the cast of characters in “It Can’t Be You” is Pritam , younger child and son of Col. Belliappa and his wife, Dinaz. If the Colonel has a military bearing with a clipped mustache and short hair cut, his son favors scuffed up jeans, long hair tied in a careless pony tail and a wild beard.
You would probably like Shefali Belliappa were you to meet her. The elder child and daughter of Col. & Mrs. Belliappa has clearly inherited the drop dead gorgeous looks from her mother, Dinaz.
This is the second in the series of characters in “It Can’t Be You”. The stunningly beautiful Dinaz Dastur made many heads turn when aged 18 she attended a Ball at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. One of the many who was taken in by her beauty that evening was Gentleman Cadet Belliappa. When he first saw her , he had no idea who she was. But he did know one thing! He had to make her his!! He had fallen head over heels in love.
63 years after the ruler signed an accession treaty to join India, militancy in Kashmir continues to be in the news. Yesterday, separatist leaders from Kashmir took the battle to the capital by having a meeting in Delhi with the agenda of “Azadi -The Only Way”. They want Kashmir to break away from the Indian state.
Time to introduce to you the main characters of “It Can’t Be You”. The story centers around one family, the Belliappas of Roseneath Estate in Coorg, which is located in Karnataka in the South of India. The climax of the story is in the year 2000. Lt.Col. K.S.Belliappa, Indian Army (Retd.) is 54 and now a prominent arms dealer.
I was delighted to see the cover design made by the design team at Cedar Books for “It Can’t Be You”. It captures the essence of the story. Like any image, this too is open to interpretation. You and I may see different things in the same image!