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When we were little in the ’80s and Anup Jalota was a star, we still saw him as a podgy fellow with a mellow voice. Now that he has Jasleen Matharu as companion in Bigg Boss 12, how many are stumped? Jasleen is a singer, Jalota’s ‘disciple’ and...but then surely we’re not as crass as to jealously repeat the crude trolls? Believers in peace, we’d say: very well done, Anup.
We don’t know, but maybe Salman Khan has set himself a goal—to follow in Dev Anand’s hallowed footsteps and launch actresses. The one he is promoting has A-list genes: the comely Pranutan Bahl, grand-daughter of Nutan. No, don’t compare, just accept her as she is.
He may have touched the grand old age of 69, but that knee-weakening twinkle in his eyes remains as it was in Pretty Woman. His new wife, Alejandra Silva, 35, must have thought so before marrying him in April. They are now expecting their first child.
It’s justifiable to wonder if ‘good works’ tire out royals after decades of service, but Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, isn’t as jaded still. At the Hubb community kitchen, first started for the Grenfell fire tragedy survivors in London, she lent her generous support, marvelling at the flavours put together. A cookbook is now on the way—Together: Our Community Cookbook.
If Bollywood’s assembly line of pretty young actresses were to disappear one day without a trace (horrible thought, but we’re making a point here) or wiped off by a disease that cruelly stalks the pretty, why, Madhuri Dixit can fill in on a bunch all by herself! There she is, svelte and radiant, flanked by Jackie, and husband Sriram Nene, at the Ambanis’ Ganesh Chaturthi do in Mumbai.
Er...Carla Bruni? But no, she was not cast in so delicious a mould...this is Bella Hadid, doing her name credit in a striated corset that Victorian petites kept under five layers. Cut adrift from such delicacy (and mystery), the supermodel poses proudly.
Juventus’s Douglas Costa reacted to something Sassuolo player Federico Di Francesco said to him in his side’s 2-1 victory. Not content with elbowing and head-butting him, the 28-year-old Brazilian also spat at Francesco’s face and faces the prospect of a lengthy ban following widespread condemnation.