OUTLOOK Monday 30 July, 2018
Two Champs To Tango

He slew Nadal en route to the trophy; she tamed a rampaging Serena in the title clash. Sure, Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber have won themselves a right to have a ball at the Wimbledon Championship dinner.  The win is significant for both—Kerber was the first German woman to win in 22 years (Ah! Memories of Steffi!); for the Djoker, it’s vindication that he can beat everyone after two injury-hit years.

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My...

Salman’s bro-hood with Kamalahaasan began in 2013, when the latter’s Vishwaroop ran into trouble, and Salman had pitched strongly for it. Now that Vishwaroop 2 is com­ing up, where else can Kamal go for maximum traction but to the sets of Dus Ka Dum, where the two dapper men added to their chemistry. A glad Kamal tweeted: “Bhai ho to aisa.”

Riding, Running, Plunging

As her compatriots back in Delhi share notes on their latest fashion buys, Anju Khosla, 52, has punched through one of the toughest sports in the world—the dreaded Ionman Triathlon in Carinthia, Austria. Swimming (3.86 km), cycling (180 km) and marathon (42 km) form an awesome ordeal, but it’s the mental frontier that Anju has conquered.

More Workouts Per Movie

When fitness is your priority in life, you are lik­ely to seek an excuse for a new, gruelling regimen. Her inclusion in Housefull 4 was the spur Pooja Hegde needed to add to her already vigorous regime. Seriously? Yes, from 4 am!

Through Dark Eyes

If Pooja (above) has been  swinging and bending, Ranveer Singh, who now has an acting reputation to keep up to, has been sedulously pumping iron. This, prepping for his cop’s role in Simmba, with Sara Ali Khan being the recipent of his muscular charm.

Namely, The Issue

With Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone, threatening to steam up screens, the SGPC has taken umbrage at her liberal appropriation of the surname, asking her to drop it, lest she ‘hurts sen­­­s­ibilities’. Will Sunny comply?

This Too Happened

Four members of Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist protest punk rock group based in Moscow, have been put behind bars for 15 days for invading the pitch during the France vs Croatia World Cup final. The group, a long-term critic of human rights violations in Russia, claimed responsibility on social media.

  • 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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