OUTLOOK Monday 23 February, 2004
Papa Don't Go

Papa Saurav just returned home. Is he going to Pakistan again, asks little Sana? Wife Dona was initially afraid about the tour for security reasons. Now, she has agreed to let him go. He and Sachin are on the jehadi hitlist—but after Lee & Co’s chin music, let’s say they are forewarned.

Sahara Bahar

There were more stars at Sahara’s double wedding than in the spring skies last week. In the most flamboyant show of the millennium, father Subroto Roy had the Ambanis, Bachchans,Vajpayee—you name it—eating out of his hand. But amid the chartered flights, designer mandap, aero gymnastics, eighteen-course cuisine, the best drinks, someone was heard saying, “Arre... dulha dulhan kahan hai?” Did anyone see the bride or the groom?

Destiny's Children

After generating reams of newsprint on Salman Khan, Ash and Vivek are at last official. Around to promote their film, Kyon...Ho Gaya Na, Vivek said it was destiny they met. Then more destiny. They met with accidents on the same day. It was the last shot of their films as well. They ended up in the same hospital too!

Angelic Flesh

Nigar Khan, the ‘angel’ of the raunchy remix video Chadhti Jawani, has no qualms about stripping for success. “Item songs are all about exposure and I am not going to shy away,” she says. Wait till Wanjhali, her next album, and you will see the tiniest bikini ever worn.


Security staff at a London hotel mistook Kevin Spacey for a burglar. Informed about intruders on the roof, they suspected Spacey’s suite may be ransacked. Breaking in, the guards discovered the star had climbed out of the window and was coolly smoking a roll-up.

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  • If you’d like to stitch together a Hollywood dream team, it has to have Marty, Bob and Sonny. The BFI London film festival saved its hushed breath for The Irishman—a gangster drama by the man who helped define the genre in Goodfellas and The Departed. Yet, in this autumnal light, Frank (De Niro) and Jimmy (Al Pacino) are just not snarling desperados, six-shooters at the ready. Time is also spent on sombre reflection—old reg­rets, moral reckonings and the one important thing that finally matters: mortality.
  • An evening in Paris is kinda incomplete without appreciating up-close those high-kicking cancan dancers in flesh-exposing ostrich feather costumes at Moulin Rouge. It’s a touristy tradition of 130 years, a milestone the cabaret reached this aut­umn. Enjoy the choreography and quaff your way through a bottle of champagne. 82 Boulevard de Clichy, Please
  • Kendall Jenner, Camila Morr­one, Scooter Braun, Kim Kard­ashian, Joan Smalls...that’s a guestlist straight out of a Craigslist of new-world cel­e­­bdom. Except the model and the real-life showgirl, we hadn’t heard of anyone (had you?). They banded together at the wedding ceremony of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin in South Carolina. Don’t it look like they’re on a school trip?
  • His penchant for prancing about in outrageous clothes —the incessant, kitschy peacocking—might irritate you, but the one role tailormade for Ranveer Sinh’s exuberance was Gully Boy. Inspired by street rappers Divine and Naezy, Ranveer, his rapper team and Alia set Dharavi alight with their defiant poe­try. Acclaimed by all, it is now India’s official entry to the Oscars. We need them to break the fourth wall now.