In Jaipur Palace was held the circuitous, ritual-heavy (‘colourful’) coming-of-age celebrations of the titular maharaja, Padmanabh Singh, a keen polo player and a student in England.
Many would have dismissed the thing called Premier Futsal out of hand hadn’t it been for the presence of football legend Figo in the ads. Similarly, the League’s anthem, being
recorded here by Kohli, might get a listen in—it was composed by A.R. Rahman. Expectedly, he was wowed by Virat.
On a stopover at Astana, N. Chandrababu Naidu’s eyes popped at the sight of futuristic skyscrapers. The Kazakh beauties who welcomed him surely didn’t lessen the charm.
With news of Imran Khan’s marriage No. 3 filtering in, we look at Pele’s holy matrimony III with Japanese-origin entrepreneur Marcia Cibele Aoki, 50. We wish soccer’s king, 75, happiness.
This reminds you of Liz Taylor in all her splendour in Cleopatra, doesn’t it? Well, far to the east, on the Indus, queens were apparently donning the same gear. This is Pooja Hegde in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s adventure-romance, Mohenjo Daro.
Mix ’N Match: Universal studios is set to reva mp their classic horror heroes, one of the important ones being Frankenstein, and Spanish actor Javier Bardem is said to have been penciled in for the part of Victor, but with a twist. Rumours also have it that Mark Shelley’s character is likely to feature in Tom Cruise’s The Mummy.