He knows everything about her, right from her favourite books to her favourite bra. She knows everything about him, right from his favourite soccer club to his favourite X-rated websites. He will complete her English homework, even at three in the night. She will arrange an Armani suit for him, even if it calls for flirting with ugly guys. He has her picture in his wallet. She has his number on speed dial. They talk to each other all the time. They talk about each other when they don't talk to each other. They can't live without each other. Yet, they don't love each other. They are just friends... Can a Girl and a Boy Be... Just Friends? is a coming-of-age tale of two best friends who navigate their way through their teenage years figuring out if they are just best friends or more than that.
Sumrit Shahi wrote his first novel Just Friends at the age of seventeen which became a bestseller, followed by another successful novel, Never Kiss Your Best Friend. Sumrit is also a screenplay writer and has written six youth-based shows, including Sadda Haq—My Life and My Choice on Channel V India which won the youth show (fiction) category at Zee Gold Awards; Million Dollar Girl—From Banaras to Paris on Channel V; India Boyz on Big Magic entertainment; Twist Waala Love and Secret Diaries on Channel V; and BIG F on MTV. He also has Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera on Star Plus to his credit. In 2015, he was selected by Hindustan Times in the list of top 30 under-30 young achievers in the country, heralding him as the 'writing rock star of the young'. Sumrit is based in Chandigarh but travels to Pune and Mumbai often.