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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.

  • Arjun Tendulkar, on the threshold of adulthood, is a busy lad—honing his skills by bowling at the Mumbai Indians’ nets, acting as his father’s  younger self in a new docu-pic.... And he visits the Wankhede on IPL match days, like here, during a Mumbai-Gujarat face-off. The occasional big hit seems to distract him at times too!
  • Gargantuan in scope, box-ofice success, even in name, and a mighty confection between myth and an indeterminate past, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, like its precursor, is nevertheless technically sound. The crew converged  in Chennai for the Tamil audio launch, where stars Prabhas and Anushka Shetty soak in the accolades.
  • Whether at Benaras, Haridwar or Rishikesh, every celeb digs the pretty, photogenic poignancy of the evening Ganga aarti. Deepika’s choice of homage was at Rishikesh, to where she repaired with mom Ujjala (in white) for rest and recuperation. Jai ho!
  • Theresa May’s Brexit neg­otiations are tanglingly complex; Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s dem­and for a second independence referendum is pressing too. But all the  Brit press managed as a headline when the twain met was a caddish ‘Legs-it’. Just look up, boys!
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