For a superstar monk flanked by the likes of Richard Gere, Steven Seagal and Hillary Swank, this was a rare union of ascetics. For a moment even yoga guru Baba Ramdev shed his stoicism and austerity and clung on to the Dalai Lama like a child being offered a candy. Their robes speak of their different paths, yet they came together at the launch of the Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, compiled by Swami Chidanand Muni.
Ranbir’s photo-op with Delhi pyts stuck to the script—generous dose of smiles, put-on charm, hurriedly cooked up oneliners and the rest of it. Can’t say whether it’ll impact the footfall for his film Rajneeti. There’s promise of steamy moments, an upgrade from Ranbir’s infamous drop-the-towel trick, but wait ’n watch.
“I would always want to be sexy,” says Bipasha Basu launching the latest issue of Marie Claire, the thinking woman’s magazine that’s now urging you to look amazing as well. Also seen here, Neena Haridas, managing editor and Suresh Selvaraj, president, Outlook & Marie Claire.
Alas! Bollywood’s spokesperson for sexual minorities, Celina Jaitley, is spewing venom against the Bombay Gymkhana. Her friend Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender rights activist and invitee at the club, was asked to leave. A bitter Twitter campaign is on to boycott the colonial relic.