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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.
Flamboyance on and off the field is fine, but a patchwork peacock style does great discredit to India’s hopeful answer to an all-rounder. Blonde hair, a jacket that’s half shirt and that inexplicable belt! Fans’ astute advice to Hardik Pandya: Don’t go the Kambli way.
An American folk musician father and a Mumbaikar mother met in Paris in 1970. Their daughter, Radhika Jones, has now climbed to the top of the US magazine world, as successor to Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter. Wit and style, in-depth reportage and light brush-strokes, fearless comment and the Oscar party, Jones, seen here with Padma Lakshmi, has her work cut out.
Name: Sai Vishnu. Now see his rapt attention as he susses out competitors at the All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament in Chandigarh. When his time came, he swiftly dispatched his opponents, winning the Boys’ Under-17 qualification round. As dad Pullela Gopichand hones the skills of India’s best, Vishnu, watched over by his grandma, works tirelessly at his game.
The usual father-son generation gap story, but the drama here is mediated by the ubiquitous cellphone. That’s Rajma Chawal, directed by Leena Yadav (Parched), with Rishi Kapoor and Anirudh Tanwar (above) playing the clashing duo, with Amyra Dastur (wow, also above) playing peacemaker. You think she can do it?
They are two of the fittest women in the country, and they strike terror across nets all over the world. But we couldn’t fault someone for mistaking P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as Bollywood stars at the Indian Sports Honours awards function in Mumbai. The gowns were not so much becoming as they were exalted by Sindhu and Saina.
Following on after the revelations from the #MeToo campaign and charges of harassment against Kevin Spacey, comedian Louis C.K. has admitted to sexual misconduct after five women opened up to the New York Times, alleging that CK had exposed himself to them in different incidents.