February 25, 2020


  • Monday
  • 19 May, 2003
Bad Luck, Ash

Poor she! Aishwarya Rai isn’t going to be the 21st Bond girl. eon Productions, the company that creates 007’s cinematic exploits, has denied all “links” with the former Miss World. Says EON’s Catherine McCormack: “These are just rumours. We haven’t approached Aishwarya...we have no script, not casting agent, not even a date for the film.” But hey, tomorrow never dies.

Leg Glance

Dilli now has a new designer destination—Globus Stores at South Extension. And if the response to the fashion show to mark the store’s launch is any indication, shopaholics couldn’t have asked for more. Christened Rampage, this one, for a change, wasn’t held under any five-star’s bright lights. Instead, the venue was Ansal Plaza’s amphitheatre. The evening crowd of shoppers vouched the clothes were trendy, chic and cool. And a good time was had by all.

Colour of Money

Brit media isn’t tired of Arun Nayar, yet. Now they want to find out if at all he’s rich—the promise of inheritance from his rich parents notwithstanding. Outlook visited his computer firm, Direction Software, on the first floor of his residence at St James Court. It claimed to have clients like Otto Italy and Sippy Films among others. But the software industry is largely unaware of its existence. Time to belie all those claims that he is some sort of a multi-millionaire?

Mr and Mrs Nice

A studious effort even off the field. For his by-invitation-only wedding reception in Bangalore last week, Rahul Dravid personally checked the guest list to make sure all his teachers, coaches and umpires had one to show at the Taj West End’s entrance. High-profile guests included Ganguly, Kaif, Zaheer, CM S.M. Krishna and Sahara honcho Subroto Roy.... On the menu? Vietnamese chicken, enchilladas with chicken and bean filling, dal khus khus and gulab jamun ki sabzi! Notable absentee: Laloo Prasad Yadav. MP Rajeev Shukla carried his blessings to the Dravids.


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