After a restful sojourn in various heritage retreats in Rajasthan, empress of pop Madonna traded ghaghra-wearing and camel-riding for the significantly less rustic lures of Mumbai. Wasn’t a wasted trip entirely, especially with a guided tour of the city’s underbelly, by Gregory ‘Shantaram’ David Roberts.
It was back to the charming ’60s when veteran director Shakti Samanta won an IFTDA award. Doing the honours at a Mumbai function: everyone’s sapnon ki rani, Sharmila Tagore.
Shutterbug Rohit Chawla’s ‘Wanderlust’ calendar, a tribute to Gujarat’s nomadic Rabari community, is a welcome change of subject for the fashion photographer, and for those of us inured to the Pirelli-esque tropes of bikini-clad babes thrusting about on yachts. To make up for those who bemoaned their absence, many a lithe model was in attendance at the Palette Art Gallery launch.
At last, a match at the SCG that ends happily. It will have to as it’s actor Harman Baweja losing his wicket on the set of Bollywood flick Victory. Some 20 cricket stars including Brett Lee play themselves in the film.
She has displaced Deepika Padukone in Rakesh Roshan’s upcoming production. But as you can well see, Brazilian model Bruna Abdullah is quite well equipped for the fight.