OUTLOOK Monday 04 December, 2017
And The Two Rode In

The crafty Zaheer Khan mentored Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the art of fast bowling. They got hitched on the same day. Zaheer’s court marriage with Sagarika Ghatge in Mumbai was a first step in a three-tier celebration. Bhuvi, fresh from a great performance, and seen here at his baraat in Meerut, was married to Nupur Nagar. May the speedmen be happy!

More Sweets For Father

As many worthy men have noted, with their steely stares softening, dadship is the best feeling of them all. Flanked by snugly fitting daughter Iqra and the rakishly jacketed Shahraan, San­jay Dutt is clearly in a zone he’ll never ever reli­nquish. As parent, too, Sanjay is a hulking bear of a dad, pretty much a softie. Yeah, he spoils them, but doesn’t get into the way when Manyaata shows the occ­asional iron fist. That’s good parenting.

Lotus Beater

North India might be kicking up a lot of fuss over the depiction of a medieval queen in what is ess­­­­entially a Bolly­woodian excuse for an extravaganza, but the leading lady at the centre of it, the inimitable Dee­pika Padukone, is going about her pro­selytising work dil­igently. At a dance contest, the diva, in a golden sari, shook legs with Shi­­lpa She­tty, all the while plugging Padmavati. Nice work. 

Just Chill For Change

Tasteless puns on that platform of impulse, Twitter, made by a politician who’s fast becoming an expert, notwithstanding, this is the bri­­g­h­­test face that swept all at Miss World. Newly crowned Manushi Chhillar refused to take the spoiler, too. Her nonchalant advice: just chill.  

Net Gain: $22 Million in 22 years

For 15 years, the undimmable Gisele Bundchen had clattered on the world’s ramps to be the world’s highest earning supermodel. Her castle has  finally fallen—22-year-old Kendall Jenner instagrammed, reality acted and catwalked her way to the top spot. Her feathers have a new cap.

This Too Happened

Arrested in 1969 for his part in the Tate-LaBianca murders, serial killer Charles Manson died aged 83 in confinement. The man whose name had almost become synonymous with mass murders and who was handed nine consecutive death sentences had been plagued by intestinal bleeding since January.

  • 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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