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OUTLOOK Monday 20 November, 2017
Kings Of The Parties

Even though the game was lost (a T20 against the Kiwis), November 5 was to go down as capt­­ain-­bla­ster Kohli’s 29th birthday in the dressing room. That fiery stare and frantic pacing were dissolved thus, in the smear and blanch of fresh cream. But before that, on November 2, was Shahrukh’s birthday, traditionally celebrated by delirious fans before his Ban­dra house—some making the pilgrimage from across India. Impossible as it may seem, he turned 52.

How Things Work Here

Before he was recently outed as the head creep in Hollywoodland, Harvey Weinstein was just a topmost dog in the movie business. Here, on the sets of her dir­ectorial debut Main Hoon Na (2004), Farah Khan gives “Bollywood gyaan”, as she put it recently, to Harvey.

Climbing Up

The very pretty Aahana Kumra feels that, after her gusty, acclaimed performance in Lipstick Under My Burkha, she has to go forth and expl­ore other interesting roles, cha­­r­­a­­cters with identities of their own. To emphasise that point, or to just show us her sense of fun, she also posed thus for us.

Our Mary, Extraordinary

The gathering years haven’t slowed her punches, nor have they shrunk the circles she weaves around her opponents. Five years after her Olympic bronze, M.C. Mary Kom, now 34, has won her fifth gold ever at the Asian championships in Ho Chi Minh City. In 48 kg, she’s queen.

Inner’s The Outer Limit

Diamonds, sapphires, topaz...many a beauty’s heart has stopped down the ages at the tiaras, necklaces, earrings and bracelets studded with these pricey rocks. Now they will be put to (wasteful, if you ask us) use on the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra, fashioned by Victoria’s Secret. Underneath is said article, as worn by model Lais Ribeiro.

This Too Happened

After a picture agency apparently tried to sell off pictures of her, with at least one of them in the nude, the mysteriously private Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler took to Twitter to post the picture with an upbeat caption for her fans: “Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!”

  • When we were little in the ’80s and Anup Jalota was a star, we still saw him as a podgy fel­low with a mellow voice. Now that he has Jasleen Math­aru as companion in Bigg Boss 12, how many are stumped? Jasleen is a singer, Jalota’s ‘disciple’ and...but then surely we’re not as crass as to jealously repeat the crude trolls? Believers in peace, we’d say: very well done, Anup.
  • Acid attack survivors remind us of the primitive core within our cellphone-toting society. So, when five such women, half their faces veiled for a confident gait, walked at Agnimitra Paul’s show in Calcutta as show-stoppers, everyone clapped in heartfelt sympathy. The clothes, sadly, would hardly stop anyone in their tracks.
  • Rehabilitation after the dreadful floods is ano­ther matter, but there was no dearth of notable people making full-throated appeals for funds for Kerala. On tour in the US, A.R. Rahman act­ually dipped into his pockets, and came up with Rs 1 crore. And they cheered for him in Washington when he showed it.   
  • A bounteous twirl of silk made many a fashionista’s day at the Lakme Fashion Week. That would be Sushmita’s flamboyant ‘pantsari’. Yes, nothing sari about it, except a pleated  pallu hanging apologetically. Elsewhere, Hema Malini and daughter Esha par­aded  gorgeous Assamese silk saris. Later, at a backstage media interaction, mother and daughter were only interested in the latter’s film Cakewalk. Chided  for misusing the platform, they stormed off in anger. What happened to the saris, though?
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