Hina Khan

We were drip-feeding you with our bathing beauties in Maldives, in various attitudes of repose, as the light played on the water at different times of the day. We just can’t stop now and let you suffer a withdrawal symptom, so here’s this week’s girl: Hina Khan, who repaired thence with beau Rocky Jaiswal. There were those pictures of her, a blanket covering her bare back, arm extended to toast us with a glass of wine, but we chose this since it shows more of her expression. There she is, exchanging her blanket with a lighter cloth, in a pretty polka dot bikini and a perfectly ghastly pair of sunglasses, holding on to her hat against a strong wind. Some lives are better espied thus—by the waterfront.

Of the current lot of young actresses jostling before the arclight for that sliver of ill­umination, Hina Khan takes pole position. Joining a TV show or leaving it, being praised on a red carpet or not, reacting to a comment or smiling ravishingly at it, she is a constant stalker of Page 3. Add to that alluringly commendable poise in striped dresses, or acting in a web series promisingly named Damaged Season 2.

Actress Hina Khan poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Bacurau' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes.

Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP