OUTLOOK Monday 19 September, 2011
She’s Not Horsing About

Whatever your take on her endowments—and there are several, you’ve to acknowledge, if not appreciate, Katrina’s stamina and comprehension of the business of showbiz. After the frenzied Zindagi Na... hype campaign, Kat is back on the road, plugging Mere Brother Ki Dulhan with co-star Imran Khan.

A Stately Clapping-Off

What is it about Bhopal that makes the lake city a Bolly magnet. Bhopali’s comic value? If a guess may be hazarded: the access to CM Shivraj Chauhan—to go by this muhurat shot for Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai.

Not Skin Deep

It’s the kind of publicity starlets—here’s looking at you, Poonam Pandey—dream of, but Kajal Agarwal, who held her own against Ajay Devgn in Singham, was not particularly amused to see an allegedly morphed topless photograph of herself on an FHM cover.

Jewel Of The Pearl City

Her reign as Miss India might not have gotten off to the most auspicious of starts—what with accusations of ‘tweet theft’—but there is little denying that Vasuki Sunkavalli looks the part. Her bikini shot (extreme right), in the run-up to the Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is grounds for optimism about her prospects.

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  • If you’d like to stitch together a Hollywood dream team, it has to have Marty, Bob and Sonny. The BFI London film festival saved its hushed breath for The Irishman—a gangster drama by the man who helped define the genre in Goodfellas and The Departed. Yet, in this autumnal light, Frank (De Niro) and Jimmy (Al Pacino) are just not snarling desperados, six-shooters at the ready. Time is also spent on sombre reflection—old reg­rets, moral reckonings and the one important thing that finally matters: mortality.
  • An evening in Paris is kinda incomplete without appreciating up-close those high-kicking cancan dancers in flesh-exposing ostrich feather costumes at Moulin Rouge. It’s a touristy tradition of 130 years, a milestone the cabaret reached this aut­umn. Enjoy the choreography and quaff your way through a bottle of champagne. 82 Boulevard de Clichy, Please
  • Kendall Jenner, Camila Morr­one, Scooter Braun, Kim Kard­ashian, Joan Smalls...that’s a guestlist straight out of a Craigslist of new-world cel­e­­bdom. Except the model and the real-life showgirl, we hadn’t heard of anyone (had you?). They banded together at the wedding ceremony of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin in South Carolina. Don’t it look like they’re on a school trip?
  • His penchant for prancing about in outrageous clothes —the incessant, kitschy peacocking—might irritate you, but the one role tailormade for Ranveer Sinh’s exuberance was Gully Boy. Inspired by street rappers Divine and Naezy, Ranveer, his rapper team and Alia set Dharavi alight with their defiant poe­try. Acclaimed by all, it is now India’s official entry to the Oscars. We need them to break the fourth wall now.