The scene: the Rajasthan Fashion Week at Jaipur. Dressed as loudly as humanly possible, actors Akshay and Sonakshi prance round each other, promoting a new film to a star-struck audience. At times, it seems the ill-bred genie let out by Dabangg will never be bottled.
The one religious shrine universally respected for being a centuries-long symbol of communal amity, the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer Sharif, saw yet another high-profile oblational obeisance when Union minister Kapil Sibal offered prayers, a chadar, and released a stamp on the 800th Urs of the Sufi saint.
It all follows a pattern with actresses: hushed rumours, gradual acceptance, star-studded baby shower and the final ‘coming-out’ with baby. Thus Shilpa Shetty, seen here in Mumbai with husband Raj Kundra and her new boy whom, for some reason, she calls ‘Baby K’.
After appearances on the Cannes red carpet for a decade and dazzling the world’s best in showbiz, India’s numero uno diva of recent times has been out this year with a pleasing embonpoint brought on by motherhood. When not hiding away her baby from prying eyes, Aishwarya struck old poses.