OUTLOOK Monday 18 December, 2017
Swagger of 70s

When have superstar and  dreaded film editor come closer in terms of glamour? Never since Hema Malini and  Shobhaa De rocked Bollywood in the ’70s. Since when did such a friendly duo step into their 70s with oomph intact? Never before, till they got together for some gossip and photos. No, not for saree ads; they just happen to be this luminous.

New Match

He’s skipper of both India and Northeast United in the ISL. All he has time for this season is to hop from stadium to sta­­d­ium. Yet, when the shehnai sounds, all duty dissolves before that clarion call. So it was with Sunil Chhetri, when he trooped off to Calcutta, donned Nep­ali and Bengali (here, he’s seen with a topor on him) att­­ire, and mar­­ried Sonam, daughter of Mohun Bagan great Subrata Bhattacharya.

Together Again

Once a couple starts to app­ear in commercials together, it’s usually taken to be a sign of serious rom­antic intent. Naturally, with Virat and Anushka so mat­ure about their relationship, unwi­lling to hoodwink salivating celebrity writers, rumours have been rife and repetitive. It’s that ‘wedding’ thing, and it is supposed to take place in Milan. Small matter—Anushka’s manager knows nothing!

In The Dressy Circle

When the award is termed ‘glamour and style’, it’s incumbent upon the bearers of that hallo­wed quality to live up to the billing. Such was the case with Kareena and Rekha. Matched in white, K’s almost-wedding gown met the diva’s sari in good faith, but came away defeated.

Hit At The Very Top

After raking in millions everywhere it cared to wrestle, Dangal was chosen as best Asian film at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards. Both Shabana Azmi and Russell Crowe served as jury members there. The award was unanimous.

Oh, Show The Way!

Think hard: Who is hotter than Disha Patani in tinseltown? Not with the come-hither exertions of some, or the hard-won cutesy dressiness of others, but with the casual earnestness of someone sure of complete collapse of res­istance at the merest sight of that untamed hair. Found a name? Bet you haven’t.

This Too Happened

While reporting the news of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor’s demise, two national TV channels ended up mourning and remembering Congress’s Shashi Tharoor. By the time an apology came, the MP had taken to tweeting, saying his office had started getting condolence calls as a result of the mix-up.

  • Italy, all of a sudden, has overtaken Provence, Switzerland and grand European chateaus as the destination for celebrity Indian weddings. Preparations were afoot at the Villa del Balbianello on the impossibly picturesque Lake Como for the nuptials of Deepika and Ranveer, a duo who looks no less handsome than the fancy environs of their grand day on November 14 and 15. We hope Como lives up to their dreams.
  • Shillong-based Big-Ri (left) is a sharp card, a founder of hip-hop group Khasi Bloodz. Meba Ofilia’s style—note the robust armbands—is also steeped in hip-hop and R&B. The music they make together, like the edgily rusty Ambassador they choose as a prop, takes you unawares. The duo won the Best India Act for Done Talking at the 2018 Europe Music Awards, held in Barakaldo, Spain.
  • It’s curious that Sachin should be made ambassador for UNICEF’s ‘hand washing initiative’ and packed off to roofy Bhutan. But, ever the sportsman, he’s taken it in a batsman’s stride. The beneficiary is Bhutan’s national cricket team, and this lanky, teenaged batter.
  • Haute, they have always bel­ie­ved, is a seven-hued thing, and the cause of the LGBTQ has alw­ays been dear to the fashion fraternity. A parliament of forty designers conjured up the ‘Rain­bow’ show to celebrate the rec­ent junking of Article 377. Red mascara and blue-glittered coi­­ffure caught the eye; so did a message of love across a bare back.


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