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OUTLOOK Monday 17 December, 2012
In Brass Relief

How does one immortalise the forever? A brass statue of debatable likeness is hardly the most dignified way to go about it. Ahhh, to hell with the brass tacks. One year after Dev Anand, Mumbai has Raju and Rosie back together. Cue Kishore and Lata, “Gaata Rahe Mera Dil...

Romance, Read Into

With the ill-fitting Moroccan Medal of Honour stifling his song ’n dance routine, it was left to the ouds and ribabs of the ochre city to charm Monica Bellucci into srk’s hands thus. Lest Berber passions overwhelm objectivity, we’ll say only this, ‘They will always have Marrakesh.’

A Simple Life

Was Paris chastened by that incident with her boutique in Mecca? Hard to tell. She did throw that vestment of faith over herself and resisted the urge to decree Ganapati ‘hot’ in Siddhivinayak. Bindi, ponytails, trippy headband... now, that’s totally dope. We know this flowerchild’s long wilted.

The Immaculate Concept

In his creations, fashion icon James Ferreira says, his soul channels the divine. For this masterwork at the Resort Fashion Week in Goa, he bared the former. God’s love, though, has no strings attached.

  • Jennifer Lopez, et al would certainly concede the point that as far as ‘plunging necklines’ go, Deepika’s black blouse is up there with their best dressy efforts. The occ­asion for Deepika’s dazzle statement was the Mexico City premiere of her film xXx: Return of Xander Cage. One can well imagine a Spanish air to her, on what was also her birthday.
  • Post-marriage airiness doesn’t mean Yuvaraj lost sight of his darkest days. On Christmas, when the world celebrates,  Yuvi gave his time to children battling cancer at the St Jude Childcare in Mumbai. We all owe him a bow.
  • Barack Obama is a legend, and a film on his crucially formative years in Columbia is natural. Vikram Gandhi’s Barry stars Devon Terrell and Anya Taylor-Joy (in pic), among others.
  • Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris has the city lit up in a smoky, russet light, charged with the eroticism of Brando and Maria Schneider, and jolted by that scene of sexual ass­ault. The recent row    over the ‘fact’ that Schneider was never told  about it by the conniving duo is now refuted by the auteur. Schneider read the screenplay, so she knew everything,   says Bertotlucci. Except that infamous stick of butter. That, too, is a ghastly violation, more so because it hurt the young act­ress immeasurably, casting a pall over her entire life.
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