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OUTLOOK Monday 06 August, 2018
Consider It Slippery

The sky is a contrast of breezy azure and an angry, roiling mass; as hills roll in the background, a giant statue of Lord Shiva raises its granite head. In the foreground washed by light rain, saree wrapped tightly around her, stands Kangana Ranaut. She says time stood still in Coimbatore that day.

Five Hours To Lullaby

Young Ziva, known for long by us as a baby blinking at the glare of cricket matches, has suddenly grown up, though not by so much as not to be dotingly carried by dad Dhoni. Thus they strode into the wedding reception of Praful Patel’s daughter Poorna. And Sakshi? If you draw inspiration from outlandish ’80s filmy apparel, who can sympathise?

Measure Her Thus

Amitabh, Shahrukh, Amir...if you’ve always wondered where Madame Tussauds finds all the space to shove its Bollywood mannequins, drop it. Just know that Deepika’s statue will now join the ‘A-list’—hitherto the preserve of Hollywood stars. The­ first Indian to be admitted there, Deepika certainly deserves recognition in wax.

Blow A Kiss

Here’s more of daf­oos news: beautiful actress lets hair down off camera; pestilential waves of trashy trolls channel their inner sexual jealousy into a thick stream of abuse. Pakistani actress Saba Qamar (Hindi Medium) has a refr­eshing smoke in her dressing room, much like Mahira had had in NY. The offending cigarette, her attitude...ever­ything was fired upon by those not fit to stand next to Saba’s white shirt.

We Give You a ‘V’

When the emperor of maladies lays its dire finger upon anyone, it needs a reserve of inner steel and  loving care to stare him down at his court. Irrfan, being treated in London, may have lost some weight, but not his good cheer. Sonali Bendre, who is in New York, has been parrying the adva­nces of ‘Big C’ with the adoring support of her cute son, Ranveer Behl. May victory be theirs.

In Her Way

If tiny kids are allowed to traipse and skip down runways (as a fave gimmick of desi­gners), raising a shudder of ‘oohs’, a bre­astfeeding babe in the arms of her ‘model’ mom was a logical next. At the Sports Illustrated Swim search show in Miami, Mara Martin, in a one-shoulde­red bikini went down thus with her five-month-old, spreading a positive fem­­i­­­nine vibe. The headphones? To cancel noise. 

  • Only gali boys with millionaire benefactors can afford to  dress so tastelessly in expensive jackets and sportswear. But when has Bollywood let verisimilitude stand in its  strident ways? Thus, Ranveer at the trailer launch of Gully Boy, about a rapper’s breakthrough, with co-star Alia, who does better. 
  • They don’t have the ceremonial heft of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, though Malaysia’s Muhammad V and his Russian lover Oksana Voevodina certainly are better looking by a million miles. The cases are simply similar: Muhammad, in his second year of a five-year term, reportedly gave up his throne to marry his sweetheart. But who wouldn’t trade that unwieldy diadem for those gorgeous brown ringlets?
  • Right. A caricatured, age-old trope   from Bollywood: The figure of the garishly done up ‘rowdy Romeo’ (those ani­malistic jackets, that high heel, the wolf whistle) wooing the shyly wanton trollop, finger on chin, hips commencing to swing away to a rising shriek of music. Ranveer and Sara Ali Khan  are only play-acting for a promo for Simmba, but if this depresses you, close your eyes and think of Grace Kelly.
  • The successive stages of the making of Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika has been greedily recounted, so the release of the trailer came on its downward crest. But it’s not only Kangana’s proud Laxmibai with her bevy of attendants, there are Tatya Tope and Bajirao II to contend with too.
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