OUTLOOK Monday 20 December, 2010
Spinning Warney

Here’s a ‘spashion’ brand from the spin king Shane Warne. Spinner comes to our shores with a range of men’s and boy’s wear. Seen here with son Jackson who always dresses like his dad.

Hair And Now

A hair-raising event. M.S. Dhoni and John Abraham were found styling each other’s hair at Bandra’s Mad-O-Wat salon. Mrs Dhoni stood in a corner and watched the Dostana?

Going Greek

A bronzed Malabar goddess she always was. The toast of high art photography and classic life forms, Lakshmi Menon is now the first Indian to be featured in the Greek-themed, limited-edition Pirelli calendar 2011. A topless Lakshmi promises to add warmth and joy to the new year.

Swing ’n Shake

And so Tees Maar Khan made a splash at Juhu with a live performance of the track Sheela ki Jawaani by Katrina and Akshay. Move over Munni, it’s Sheela’s 15 minutes. Gyrating to the beat of the new item number, Kat conquers all.

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  • When elders were struggling to lift, let alone read, Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy, most of us were in shorts or babbling in the cradle, if we were there at all. Good for us that now Mira Nair is in charge of a BBC-backed series based on it, and that Tabu (seen here with Ishaan Khatter in this ‘first look’) will probably play Lata, bride of the titular boy. “...Epic tale of an unseen India,” says Nair. Unseen, eh? Let’s see.
  • Everyone who’s hurt those  sharply slanted eyes, spurned those ruby-red lips, has had cause to reg­ret. For over a decade now, Taylor Swift has turned all heartbreaks and slurs into award-winning lyrics—everything is grist to her songwriting mill. The result is 29  wins at the American Music Awards (six this year, and five more than Michael Jackson managed). Plus  fanatical fans would rejoice  at her being named both artist of the year and that of the decade. If these boys are asking her to ‘shake it off’,  they’ll have cause for regret.
  • Two women sitting on laps of men, glad, artificial grins plastered over their faces...you’d be forgiven to think such things are embarrassingly passe in the 21st century. It’s evidently not in Bollywood. And so, the comedy Good Newwz, starring Kiara Advani, Diljit Dosanjh, Akshay and Kareena, will possibly live up to its tagline: ‘the biggest goof-up of the year’. A comedy about IVF, did you say? We shudder in anticipation.
  • Bollywood must be dreading  the Calcutta International Film Festival—a stentorian call from the CM...the unenlightening prospect of a day full of drumbeats. However, there is no respite for Shahrukh (Amitabh fell ill at an opportune  period). Though flanked by filmmaker Goutam Ghosh, Mamata herself and Sourav, the stage-show was stopped by the bonhomie between Rakhee and SRK: singing along a pat­riotic Rabi­ndrasangeet and reminiscing  about the sets of Baazigar.