OUTLOOK Monday 13 August, 2018
All That Glitters...

Fresh from gowning Beyonce, Falguni and Shane Peacock sprinkled the stuff they are made of at the India Couture Week—glitter, sparkle, dazzle, powdered gold dust. Personifying the coruscation was Kareena Kapoor, whose apparel radiated crystallised, rich yellow that stunned the gapers.

Her Hair Like A Cloudy Night

Hollywood devised the zombie as an scarily entertaining riff for the fantasy horror genre. Bollywood has adopted the ‘look’ for sci-fi. Thus, Zero, starring SRK, has a grim Katrina, glamour intact, with just an extra layer of kohl under her eyes.

Only For Box-Office Gold

Akshay is such a sport, you’re thinking; he has just visited the Asian Games-bound India squad (there’s a beaming Dipa Karmakar) to boost their morale. Ah, think again. The man is just doing business, milking our team for his hockey film Gold.

Matter of Hearts

#KikiChallenge, a pea-brained fad that urges teens to jump out of a moving car, sway on the road to Drake’s In My Feelings, then hop back in, has pro­mpted ashen-faced auth­orities to ring the alarum. While it does look cool when a girl in hotpants pulls it off (presenting act­ress Karishma Sharma), the ‘challenge’ has many look like failed lunatics. 

Now He’s Happy Again

Mere achche din kab ayenge...sang Anil Kapoor’s (yes, that’s him, naturalistically grizzled and handsome) taxi driver in Fanney Khan. Social media wags weren’t going to hit this dolly for anyth­ing less than a sixer. Ruthless parodies on the PM’s 2014 poll pro­mise followed. Makers of the film scrambled their lyricist fast, cha­­nging it to Mere achche din ab aaye re. We call it artistic integrity.

Just Doing It Right

When someone as hot as Kiara Advani is a timid girl in an unsatisfactory relationship, it’s but natural that she’d eventually take matters into her own hands. That’s what happens, quite literally, in the most famous scene of the web series Lust Stories. Kiara, who has impressed all with her slow smoulder, gives her fulsome thanks to the director, Karan Johar.

This Too Happened

Malaysia’s head of civil aviation has resigned after an official report pointed out multiple mistakes on the part of air traffic controllers in Vietnam and Malaysia, who delayed sounding an alert for twenty minutes after the MH370 aircraft had gone missing. It still remains untraced.

  • 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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