Poshan
Glitterati
OUTLOOK Monday 01 October, 2018
And They Sing Along

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.

All In Her Name

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.

A Perfect Union

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.

Dishing Out Noblesse Oblige

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.

To Launch A Thousand Sighs

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.

On Her Feet

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.

This Too Happened

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.



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  • An evening in Paris is kinda incomplete without appreciating up-close those high-kicking cancan dancers in flesh-exposing ostrich feather costumes at Moulin Rouge. It’s a touristy tradition of 130 years, a milestone the cabaret reached this aut­umn. Enjoy the choreography and quaff your way through a bottle of champagne. 82 Boulevard de Clichy, Please
  • Kendall Jenner, Camila Morr­one, Scooter Braun, Kim Kard­ashian, Joan Smalls...that’s a guestlist straight out of a Craigslist of new-world cel­e­­bdom. Except the model and the real-life showgirl, we hadn’t heard of anyone (had you?). They banded together at the wedding ceremony of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin in South Carolina. Don’t it look like they’re on a school trip?
  • His penchant for prancing about in outrageous clothes —the incessant, kitschy peacocking—might irritate you, but the one role tailormade for Ranveer Sinh’s exuberance was Gully Boy. Inspired by street rappers Divine and Naezy, Ranveer, his rapper team and Alia set Dharavi alight with their defiant poe­try. Acclaimed by all, it is now India’s official entry to the Oscars. We need them to break the fourth wall now.
  • Couldn’t she have had a better hairstyle than one which makes her hair stand up in ungainly tufts, like that of a bird soaked to its skin in the Mumbai monsoon? Couldn’t he have worn a jacket without those offensive stripes, often an indicator of a perfect marriage of bad taste with sudden money? But Rahika is soaring after the success of Andhadhun; Ali Fazal, too, is gearing up for his role in a Hollywood production of Death on the Nile, the Poirot mystery. They smiled reassuringly at the ‘IIFA Rocks’ event; they had a lot of fun.  
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