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She takes after her mother in so many ways: the shape of her face, that smile, the way her hair tumbles back. He, as you all can see, is an image of his dad (has he inherited that two-generation-old dimple?) Saif and Amrita Singh’s children Sara and Ibrahim Ali Khan are holidaying in England. This casual, happy chat over some Earl Grey does confirm what they say—the siblings are inseparable.
Kabir Singh, though fiercely damned for supposed ‘misogyny’, must be a pistol of the highest calibre, for the redoubtable products it threatens to overtake in commercial success—Bharat and URI: The Surgical Strike—are bearers of the national zeigeist. In three, weeks, its collection is expected to touch Rs 250 crore! What has it, then? Shahid’s jerky, handsome energy? We suspect it’s Kiara Advani’s effortless classiness and a certain shyly bold look she has in those eyes.
Indians had an emotional courtride of an Olympic silver in badminton through Sindhu’s Rio effort. Someone (along with Saina) who raised the profile of badminton in India, Sindhu—all determinedly pursed lips and steely eyes—certainly deserves a biopic. But who can provide a fair imitation of those springy leaps and staggering lopes? Filmmaker Sonu Sood’s firm choice, for obvious reasons of heredity and interest, is Deepika. Nothing, though, is decided.
Even for a player who has the world’s best batsmen flailing for cover, ‘liking’ and friendship happens in the arena of social media! Thus the connect between Jasprit Bumrah and actress Anupama (Premam). Speculators frothed at the mouth, but Anupama scotched all, astutely playing the ‘friends’ card.
With his (possibly precious) ‘talk’ done at a litfest, Shashi Tharoor settled down to watch the Ind vs Eng match at Edgbaston. Unbeknownst to him, camera-wielding snoops were taking a break, staring at him, snapping him at a selfie-snapping moment with a lady friend. ‘Who is that’, screamed Twitter.
This, it appears, is Deana Uppal, businesswoman and former Miss India UK. Left—an example of the kind of attitude that made the judges’ work really easy.
After a hiatus of 33 years, Japan will resume commercial whaling. It exited the International Whaling Commission, which had put a moratorium on the practice, except for research purposes or by indigenous communities. The move helped whale populations recover, but several species are still vulnerable.