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Sonia Gandhi’s iftar party last week in the capital wasn’t about the invitees or the notable absentees. If Harkishen Singh Surjeet, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Somnath Chatterjee, Ram Vilas Paswan, Amar Singh and the Egyptian ambassador were there, the Kargil coffins controversy hogged equal limelight. But one person who took away all the attention was Priyanka Gandhi, playing the perfect hostess. And yes, she wasn’t willing to answer any questions about her plunge into politics. Keep watching, she says.
There are marriages, and then there are high-profile weddings where glamour, glitter and power blend into one. And when a Siyaram Silk Mills family girl is wedding into the Videocon family—Pooja Poddar with Anirudh Dhoot—you don’t expect anything less. Expectedly, the bride sported a Tarun Tahiliani creation studded with Swarovski crystals, and the packed Mumbai Turf Club had two dinner lounges—one common and the other for the vips. Guests spotted savouring the Italian and Mexican menu included Vilasrao Deshmukh, the Ambanis and Shahrukh Khan, among many others.
Talk of religious sensitivity and here’s the latest. Angelina Jolie is reportedly facing a lawsuit from a religious Hindu body for her alleged religious “prejudice”. The scene in question? Her Tomb Raider, where “Hanuman” statues spring to life as demons before Jolie, as Lara Croft, blows them into pieces! Over to the epic battle now.
Wendell Rodricks has got guts—in what could well be one of the boldest displays of fashion yet, he made his delicious models put on his new collection right there on the stage before they swayed down the ramp to Remo Fernandes’ Indian Beyond at the Marriott Resort, Goa, last week. Malaika Arora, Sheetal Mallar and Vidisha Pawate, among others, changed many times in front of as many raised eyebrows and wry grins. One moment of particular interest to many men was when Malaika took longer than she intended to, before getting into a generous “piece”.