For an industry that obsessively indulges its fixation with pasty white skin, it was hugely refreshing to see olive-hued visions grace the ramps at the iijw showcase in Mumbai. Amid the hordes of pallid mannequins that are paraded before enabling audiences today, dusky-toned divas are a sight for sore eyes.
It’s not hard to see why Hina Rabbani was arguably the most warmly embraced Pakistani dignitary since Benazir Bhutto. The foreign minister, all of 34 years, exuded composure uncommon to one of her vintage.
How does one engage Amitabh Bachchan in small talk—leave alone rehearse lines with him—without the conversation devolving into gibberish? Deepika Padukone may have an answer...if she manages to lose that starry-eyed look.
If it can be said that Lara Dutta has successfully made the transition from beauty queen to Bolly star—a feat only Ash could hitherto stake claim to, a case can then be made for Lara to take to motherhood with equal ease.