When the biggest of the biggies blow their trumpet, Bollywood stands in attendance. At the pre-wedding festivities of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal (Bottom Right) in Udaipur, Shahrukh, Aamir and Salman willingly colluded in a happy dance. Earlier, pop princess Beyonce (Bottom Left), generously tiara-ed and earringed, had lit up the sangeet festivities.
When we saw Virat’s impromptu dance steps standing at first slip in the Adelaide Test, we were surpised that he managed such a cool move. Ah, but twas the first anniversary of Virat and Anushka—the handsomest high-profile couple that hove into our crowded ken in recent times. If Virat isn’t the impulsive whirlwind we knew, much of it, says he, is due to her influence—a widening of horizon, a deepening of wisdom.
If they get mad at each other they might reach out for their bows and arrows (a dramatic possibility for a romcom), but for now, with an engagement ceremony in Ranchi, India archers (and team mates) Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das have announced their plans for marriage next year. Let medals flow freely along with smiles!
At the Miss Universe national costume show in Thailand, the chosen gorgeous pranced about, each left to their own apparel. Wrapt in a bronze bodysuit, hair cascading down, a crown of flowers on her head, a pair of wings on her back, eyes raised to the sky, Miss Uruguay Sofia Marrero could have taken flight. Oh, what a butterfly!
Where do old beauty contest winners go? To their national film industries? For now, India’s Manushi Chhillar, winner of the 2017 Miss World had that unenviable task at hand: look pleased to crown the new winner, Mexico’s Vanessa Ponce de Leon.
In the news for allegedly suffering racist abuse during the defeat to Chelsea, Manchester City and English winger Raheem Sterling took to Instagram to show the stark difference in tabloid coverage when two City players, Phil Foden and Tosin Adarabioyo, bought houses for their moms, saying it ‘fuels racism’.