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.

  • A fashion show dedicated to the glorious ‘modern’ possibilities of the saree seemed in danger of design hyperbole, had it not been for the stupendously stunning results obtained when Adidti Rao Hydari and Diana Penty wrapped their nine yards. The rest were a cross between wannabe gowns and strenous echoes of ancient India, one example being this monstrosity in white (above).
  • Swatted aside by rivals Barca in two El Classicos, and kicked out from the Champions League by Ajax, a whimpering Real Madrid—their rhythm hitting  serious notes of  the blues, had to sack manager Santiago Soleri. Enter Zinedine Zidane, the magic man who delivered nine trophies  before resigning last May. Can Zizou do it without Ronaldo? Let’s see.
  • Right. Another line-up of pretty youngsters photographed against another (fancy) brick-wall. The cast of Malang has Kunal Kemmu, Aditya Roy Kapur and the delectable Disha Patani. But who’s the third man here...the young spark grinning away like an ingenue at his first photoshoot? None other than Anil Kapoor, our ’80s Lakhan who lost many kilos, added oodles of mojo and now runs with the hares. Salut!
  • The women of Khatikhera village of Hapur, UP, stared at, then fought off, the age-old stigma atta­ched to menstruation to start a small unit that makes affordable sanitary pads for all. They are the subject of Period. End of Sentence, which won the Oscar for the Best Documentary Short.Producer Melissa Berton (centre left) and director Rayka Zehtabchi celebrate on the stage in LA. They sang and danced all night at Khatikhera too.


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