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Bollywood stars are common items at the annual India Day parade in New York, but genius West Indian batsmen aren’t. Kamalahaasan and co-actress Pooja Kumar were noted, but the man who brought things to a tricoloured boil was the original master-blaster, the inimitable Sir Viv.
After a journey to the dark heart of an illness and back, a birthday seems miraculous. Manisha Koirala, just 48, looked close to her hottest when friends like Shahrukh, Rekha and Manish Malhotra trooped in to celebrate. The birthday, of course, almost coincided with the 20th anniversary of the release of Dil Se—another cause for cheers.
A terrible statistic (he was a boy of eight when she won the Miss World) is being bandied around by the jealous (mostly men) to make this a case of cradle-snatching. But Priyanka and Nick are in love, and just had their engagement in Mumbai, complete with a three-tier gold (24 carat) and floral cake. Well done toy boy!
The sticky fingers of hypocrisy has touched the ‘Me Too’ movement: actor Asia Argento, a vociferous screamer against abuse, is herself an abuser, and paid hush money for a quietus. The victim, actor Jimmy Bennett was 17 when allegedly assaulted by Argento, then 37. Strangely, they seem to be fond of each other here. Asia’s ‘me too’ friends are disappointed
Shaved and tattooed on one side of the head—so what’s the big deal, if you’ve seen photos of punk rockstars and cool brethren on the streets? Amyra Dastur says actress Rooney Mara has been an influence behind this look for Rajma Chawal. We believe her, but it’s been there for long.
The journey from Coochbehar town to being a Mumbai Telly star, and now promoted to being a Bolly starlet, must be a heady feeling. But Mouni Roy had more coming her way—acting opposite Big B in Brahmastra, an experience she duly takes note of by gushing uncontrollably. In her Bulgaria shoot for the film, she also had brushes with Nagarjuna, Alia Bhatt and Dimple Kapadia.
The oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic has started to break up and reveal waters to the north of Greenland which have stayed solid. The ice, which has not known to break even in summer, has already broken up twice this year in an event which has scientists worried about the impact of climate change.