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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!”

  • Were Big B, Shahrukh and Kamalahaasan discussing the opening film—Yellow (Iran)—of the Kolkata International film festival? Or was it only banter? With Michael Winterbottom, Kajol, Mah­­­esh Bhatt and Kumar Sanu thrown in, fans had an eyeful before the hall darkened. And in the end, there was Mamata, the best emcee of them all.
  • 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.
  • It’s natural for film and politics to be int­ertwined in Tamil Nadu. A new mark in that warp and weft is the marriage of M. Karu­nanidhi’s great grandson Manu Ranjith (second from left) with actor Vikram’s (far left) daughter Akshita (third from right). It must have been a pleasure for the 94-year-old to see a new generation on the beaten track.
  • As long as there’re movies made in Bollywood, they’ll not tire of the charms of Lucknow. Rajkummar Rao (Newton) and Kriti Kharbanda star in Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, a tale of  love found at a family marriage, then lost cruelly, and ave­nged upon thereafter. The actors were preening about at the launch of the trailer; this scene seems to be from the rosy opening half.
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