OUTLOOK Monday 06 May, 2019
Dance Like An Egyptian

There’s no reason, we agree, to gaze again at the lovely faces of Ananya and Tara at another promo for Student of the Year 2. But this one is for that lithe, mean, dancing-fighting machine, Tiger Shroff. The man who can kick aside the whole lot of simpering actors is set to reprise his role (“a larger-than-life, shirtless hero”) in the next instalment of Baaghi.

Is That Sunshade Doing Its Work?

You’ve have ogled at the beauteous Kiara Advani cooing with pleasure in Lust Stories; here she wades into an emerald lagoon, sighing in a different sort of ecstasy. Shahid Kapoor and Kiara had just completed shooting their Kabir Singh, a remake of Telugu hit Arjun Reddy, a sad tale of a surgeon going bonkers after his heart is broken.

You Can Carry That Weight

A flashy, impulsive guy he often seems, wearing outrageous clothes and grinning at the camera as if he cannot ever give offence. But here’s another Ranveer Singh, sombre in a quiet bandhgala, reconciled to his husbandly duties as retainer, carrying wife Dee­pika’s silver sandals at her cousin’s wedding. As if they know his mood, they’re leaving him pretty much alone too!

Come Fly With Us

Poor, innocent Air Vistara! After it tweeted a photo of its cabin crew with Maj Gen (retd) G.D. Bakshi—that choleric, jumpy, frothing-at-the-mouth terror of prime time news—it was set upon by those who deplore the general’s comments. A deletion later, Bakshi’s supporters cried foul! Is Vistara outta its daze?

Final Hour

Mentored by Rituparno Ghosh, Raima Sen has evolved into an actress who can ooze an ent­ire lifetime’s bleeding wounds with a pained look of those expressive eyes. And when she did a glamour photoshoot, she didn’t have to pout. Catch her at Asif Kapadia’s web series The Last Hour.

This Too Happened

A paper published in open access journal Nature Communication sought to gauge the impact of climate change monetarily and says that permafrost melting in the Arctic region due to carbon dioxide and methane emissions will cost the world 70 trillion dollars in total.

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  • If you’d like to stitch together a Hollywood dream team, it has to have Marty, Bob and Sonny. The BFI London film festival saved its hushed breath for The Irishman—a gangster drama by the man who helped define the genre in Goodfellas and The Departed. Yet, in this autumnal light, Frank (De Niro) and Jimmy (Al Pacino) are just not snarling desperados, six-shooters at the ready. Time is also spent on sombre reflection—old reg­rets, moral reckonings and the one important thing that finally matters: mortality.
  • 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.