Aparna Sen’s young daughter, Konkona, is certainly a chip of the old block. In her debut film Ak Je Chilo Kanya (There was a girl) by journalist-turned-director Subrata Sen, her drop-dead looks and acting prowess has everybody craving for more. A former student of St Stephen’s college, Konkona is not new to the stage. The theme may be foreign-inspired, but is certainly different from the run-of-the-mill Bengali stuff. No wonder there are enough offers for both the director and Konkona to keep themselves busy for some time.
When it comes to keeping your party from sinking, our politicians know they can always bank on the ever-obliging tribe of filmstars. So if the Samajwadi Party in UP has reportedly roped in the Big B to be the star attraction in their campaigns, the bjp is reportedly hiding an ace—Manisha Koirala. We don’t know as yet what is the svelte heroine’s decision, but Rajnath Singh is pretty confident that Manisha will eventually find his “charm” irresistible.
Indian roads and barefoot pilgrims can be great levellers at times. Wipro chief Azim Premji was recently stranded on the road when he ran into the annual pilgrimage of the Warkaris from Sant Tukaram’s Alandi to Sant Dnyaneshwar’s Pandharpur in Mumbai. He did eventually make it to the cii-sponsored meet, but not before keeping the city’s creme-de-la-creme waiting for more than a couple of hours.
It could well be the hottest story on newstands these days. For the first time, German rap star Sabrina Setlur has given a “personalised” interview to an Indian publication. Shw talks exclusively to Savvy about her life, “best friend” Becker and many more things. Has she accepted the Playboy offer to pose nude for them? Grab a copy now.
The irritating pati, patni aur woh saga in the Ganguly family has finally been put to bed. There’s some good news at last for them—Saurav Ganguly will be a dad this October. The god-fearing Gangulys are a happy unit now, especially after the media blew the lid over his escapades with Nagma. And with the baby due, the captain’s only praying for some more runs to forget his dreadful patch. Good luck.
Sachin’s wife Anjali Tendulkar’s parental bungalow in south Mumbai, a heritage building, will soon be known for something else. Pritish Nandy Communications is all set to transform the ground floor of the building into a unique “relaxation” hub called Moksh. It will have an oxygen bar where people, well, breathe oxygen that will be “distinctly different from the gas found elsewhere in Mumbai”. Moksh will also house a gym, a spa, a beauty saloon and a café#. And if you think this is a first, hold it. There has been an earlier attempt too to convert the ground floor of this old mansion—Parmeshwar Godrej had tried her hands on something similar some time back with all the accompanying hype. But it never took off.