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Glitterati
OUTLOOK Monday 17 January, 2011
Fashion First

The third edition of the Marie Claire Fashion Awards was the night of the year for India’s fash frat. Of the seventeen awards, Deepika Padukone, seen here, with Neena Haridas, editor, Marie Claire, received the Editor’s Choice Award.

Also seen, Akshay Raheja, vice-chairman, Outlook Group, giving the ‘best designer Indian wear under 10 years’ award to Gaurav Gupta.

To The Beat

A wedding in tinsel town. Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and Antonio Minnecola’s filmmaker daughter Anisa to Taylor Phillips. The music fraternity showed up in full regalia. A qawwali evening set the tune for the reception.

...Ring Ring

The on-off Priyanka-Shahid relationship is finally fully on. After hectic trips between Goa and Chandigarh in pursuit of ‘quality time’, we hear they’ve exchanged rings. A film together awaits and perhaps a happy story.

The Radia Gaga

It could be a huge career move for item gal Poonam Jhawar. Playing Niira Radia in 2GRadia-tion, she brings in the oomph to the story of deceit and powerplay. Wonder who’s playing Vir and Barkha...



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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.
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