OUTLOOK Monday 26 July, 2010
Role Model

Ramp gal and the face of Lakme, dusky and versatile, Lisa Haydon was a tad nervous. A B’wood debut—a dream-come-true turn in her career. That too not any aisa-waisa film but Anil Kapoor’s Aisha with Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor. Private acting classes and a diction tutor later, the cat is walked with the grace of a gazelle.

Ladies Coupe

Chennai, the hot spot for the fash frat, played host to the Gitanjali Lifestyle International Fashion Week. Some 22 Indian and eight foreign designers showcased their wares. Seen here, Richa Kapoor’s silk, crepe, chiffon ensemble weaving a make-
believe old-world dazzle.

We The Peepli

Aamir Khan is beating the drums for Peepli Live. At the music launch recently, he showed up braving an incipient fever. Why, even villagers from Bidwai in Bhopal, where the film was shot were flown in. Indian Ocean made the music and actor Raghubir Yadav hummed along. And Kiran was there too, cheering Aamir on.

Goddess of Wealth

Mrs Dhani, that’s Sakshi’s new name, especially after the hubby bagged a whopping Rs 210 crore endorsement deal. The lady luck is also expected to improve Mahi’s cricket. Fresh and funky, this wag has her own style statement.

  • Haute, they have always bel­ie­ved, is a seven-hued thing, and the cause of the LGBTQ has alw­ays been dear to the fashion fraternity. A parliament of forty designers conjured up the ‘Rain­bow’ show to celebrate the rec­ent junking of Article 377. Red mascara and blue-glittered coi­­ffure caught the eye; so did a message of love across a bare back.
  • Those moves, those skirts, those cropped shirts...Britney Spears fans, stand up and cheer! Student of the Year 2 has Varun, Alia and Tiger, but new faces (ah!) Tara and Ananya too. Of cou­rse, superstar Will Smith is fresh to Bollywood; he’s app­earing in a cameo. Here’s cheers to director  Punit Malhotra for roping him in.
  • Parisians, and Berliners, have been playing at faux seaside frolicking in summers for nearly a century. Now, savant extraordinaire of fashion, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfield, rigged up a beach—complete with sand, sky and gentle, azure waves—for his show, defying the lengthening autumnal shadows. The venue: Paris’s Grand Palais. Star attendee: Pamela Anderson. How appropriate!
  • When we were little in the ’80s and Anup Jalota was a star, we still saw him as a podgy fel­low with a mellow voice. Now that he has Jasleen Math­aru as companion in Bigg Boss 12, how many are stumped? Jasleen is a singer, Jalota’s ‘disciple’ and...but then surely we’re not as crass as to jealously repeat the crude trolls? Believers in peace, we’d say: very well done, Anup.


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