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Hichki, Rani Mukherjee’s comeback movie, shows the trials and triumph of a teacher suffering from Tourette Syndrome. A song, Oye Hichki, was released recently, along with a stunt: Rani launched it at her old school in Mumbai. Is it okay that a Bollywood actress is making a commercial show of sorts in school? Dunno. Either things have loosened up, or some schools are like that.
When two titans of industry meet, what do they do, except drop their guard and embrace as equals? Mukesh Ambani and Ratan Tata were at the opening ceremony of Magnetic Maharashtra summit, where PM Modi congratulated the state on becoming the country’s first trillion-dollar economy.
‘My one and only’, captioned Virat Kohli, in Instagram, dripping uncharacteristic mushiness. Soon after, this picture made celebrity watchers by their millions speculate if Anushka was in South Africa too. No she wasn’t, answered the actress, declaring she too missed her ‘love’. That sun-kissed photo, she clarified, was taken in Manhattan, New York, in 2017.
As brand ambassador of Assam tourism, Priyanka Chopra was attired thus—in a pretty frock, and traditional headgear—for a calendar. At the state legislature, some MLAs broke loose, decrying her choice of frock over mekhla-chador. Cheap publicity, said most wise men in the house, and swatted it away.
Every creative person expresses himself according to his craft. So what does a wholesome, Trump-hating fashion designer do? Along with lilo skirts and condom dresses, New York-based Edwin Mohney rolled out the Trumpettos at the London Fashion Week. The rubber stilettos, fashioned like our man, would screech and scrape, I imagine, with every emphatic stomp. He should make a pair for Melania, too!
The minx in many B-movies (if not in budget, then in style and ambition), Urvashi Rautela is all set to scare, or be scared, and please all. What else is the lead actress of an ‘erotic thriller’ like Hate Story 4 supposed to do? Though she’s new to the franchise, Urvashi is already in love with the poster of the revenge drama, with her character’s eyes, speaking of “revenge and helplessness” impressing her the most.
The Brit awards this year threw up many surprises. Aside from a slurry Damon Albarn going on about Brexit, Kosovar Albanian singer Dua Lipa won the best British female act, and 24-year-old rapper Stormzy or Michael Omari beat the likes of Ed Sheeran and Liam Gallagher in the best male category.