When he’s not driving expensive cars, Salman Khan enjoys a bit of bicycling too. Brand ambassador of breathtakingly scenic Arunachal Pradesh, he put on his cycling shoes (and a handsome Monpa jacket) for promoting the Mechuka Adventure Festival. Flanking him are Arunachal CM Pema Khandu (left) and MoS Kiren Rijiju.
Parents are supposed to be pals these days, so it’s in the fitness of things that Aamir Khan got up as Obelix to his son Azad’s Asterix at a costume party. Wife Kiran is Getafix the druid, the one who concocts the magic potion. Wonder if any of Azad’s Tintin-loving friends made a costume statement too!
Tapsee Pannu is known for balancing things—whether juggling Neevavaro for Bollywood and Game Over for the southern industry, or her own svelte self, hair swept to one side, against a willingly reclining trunk in this shoot. An independent woman who speaks her mind in Manmarziyaan, a wheelchair-bound video programmer in Game Over...Tapsee has few such occasions to lean into the lap of nature now.
As the captains lined up like toy figures, Shahrukh gave a speech. The Hockey World Cup opening ceremony in Bhubaneswar could have done without SRK’s childhood connect with the sport, or a tired ‘sattar minute’ dialogue from Chak De India, though most would agree that hockey players are the ‘fiercest artistes’. The ceremony was noted for A.R. Rahman and a replay of his old songs, splendid fireworks and colourful costumes. And yes, Madhuri Dixit. A vision, as always.
Whether Bollywood stars’ kids are congenitally unfit for pursuits other than films is debatable, but we don’t deny the first, positive impression Alaia Furniturewalla has made on us. The 21-year-old is to debut in Jawani Janeman, a film also starring Saif Ali Khan (we hope not opposite her). We further pray she’s not asked to copy an iconic scene, as her mom Pooja Bedi was in Jo Jeeta....
A former Miss Moscow, Oksana Voevodina, 25, married Malaysia’s head of state, King Muhammad V of Kelantan, 49, in an elaborate ceremony in a Moscow concert hall on November 22. The bride has reportedly converted to Islam, adopted the name Rihana, and took a hijabi selfie with the king.