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Full circle to another round of the Outlook Traveller Awards, we look on in brotherly approval as our sister magazine toasts another year in the great outdoors. Was there an open bar? We know not. Our founder editor Vinod Mehta would.
So how exactly does a farmer's daughter from Manchuria win over inner Mongolia? The perfect cheekbones and a folksy singing voice fetched China's Yu Wenxia the Miss World crown in Ordos city ’12. Here, the 23-year-old brings more of the same to a Mumbai NGO.
“I can just see it now,” Subhash Ghai seems to say. “A buddy-cop movie in the Rush Hour mould with some Lethal Weapon tossed in. Mel Aamir, you’ll be the brooding one quoting Nietzsche after each kill. Sallu, you'll quip and squint. The belt shuffle's fine too.”
The virtue of keeping it in the box is known to greenhorn shuttlers. Jwala Gutta won't be confined to just playing between the lines though. She likes to serve up surprises. An Item number? That'll do.