Blink, and you’ll travel back to the glory days of disco, with Cardi B’s multi-coloured jumpsuit transporting you effortlessly. But, disaster struck at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, when this splendid garment gave way along its nether seams, hurrying poor Cardi offstage. The singer arrived minutes later in a bathrobe, the picture of unflappability. “We gonna keep it sexy,” she crooned. That is style.
What holds true for advertisers goes for Bollywood’s publicity seekers too—namely, with over a billion eyeballs trained at the India vs Pakistan, there couldn’t be a bigger platform. Saif Ali Khan chaperoned his young co-star, debutante Alaia Furniturewalla at Old Trafford, while the atrociously dressed Ranveer, used his welder’s glasses to forge selfies with cricketers former and current.
If you doubt a ‘horror comedy’ will act as a diversion to the ample talents of Sunny Leone, you should consider her, in the best traditions of horror, as a foil to the bone-chilling suspense. That, along with her using a local UP dialect, will make Kokokola a perfect draw. For now, learning a language is occupying Sunny full-time. She doesn’t need to work on her acting, see?
Does the Miss India competition still function as an assembly line for Bollywood hopefuls? It would do to ask recently-crowned Suman Rao, 20, from Mumbai, about her future plans. Modelling and dance are usual pet passions, but as a CA student, she can well tweak the double entry system!
The latest belle to rap at the doors of Bollywood is actress Shubra Aiyappa, who plies her trade in the south. Look at her, and you wouldn’t take much convincing to believe that she’s a fitness fanatic. Acting, she says with the air of a savant, is not “the kindest career”, but delivers “unmatched satisfaction”. She’s “honing her craft”, she says. A worthy avocation, we opine.
Banned former UEFA President Michel Platini was arrested in France after allegations had led to a criminal investigation into FIFA’s decision to have Qatar host the 2022 World Cup. The ex-French captain’s arrest is the first significant move in an investigation which began two years earlier.