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Ah, Total Dhamaal could be a rerun: plane crashes, tumbling, burning cars, rampaging lions...but a fickle public isn’t ready still for a ’90s renaissance. Even a dream cast of Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor, Johnny Lever (who didn’t laugh at his manic faces?) and the utterly unspoilt Madhuri couldn’t make them like the trailer. Strange, innit?
As if the twin triumphs in Australia were not enough, Virat has achieved that rare triple ICC honour: top player, plus tops in Tests and ODIs. Well, the man has earned his holiday, At the Rod Laver arena in Melbourne, he and Anushka met up with the emperor, Roger Federer. Fedex, a keen follower of cricket and a Sachin fan, seems willing enough.
Neymar, he of the fleet-footed despoiler of defences, leaden-footed artist of the contorted fall ’n-roll and the man who shoulders Brazilian hopes, has a new girl, model Mari Tavares. Our hesitant advice to Mari: Don’t fall afoul of him.
Poor Janhvi Kapoor. Young ingenues are at the mercy of their stylists, and when they mess up, the girls’ social media accounts bleed from hurt and negativity. An electric blue dress is the issue here: worn by Janhvi for a photoshoot, it’s apparently a rip-off of foreign brand Balmain’s fall collection. The true plagiariser is a Mumbai fashion label. For shame!
A flickering, sideways glance at the lateral section on display would have told you that Shubhra Aiyappa has been a model. Tamil and Kannada films were offered and grabbed. The gaze shifts, inevitably, towards Bollywood. Acting, she says wisely, is “not the kindest career”, but offers “unmatched satisfaction”. We know what she means; we’re feeling like that now.
Artificial Intelligence experts decided to boycott the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) for partnering with a defence manufacturer. They fear the tie-up would “accelerate the arms race to develop” automatic weapons on the lines of machines they called “killer bots”.