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Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor displays a creation by Amit Aggarwal at the grand finale during Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

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Actress Essie Davis poses for photographers during a UK charity premiere for the film 'True History of the Kelly Gang' at a central London cinema.

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Model Bella Hadid, centre, and other models wear creations by designer Burberry at the Autumn/Winter 2020 fashion week runway show in London.

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Model Kendall Jenner wears a creation by designer Burberry at the Autumn/Winter 2020 fashion week runway show in London.

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Producer Jason Blum, actress Elisabeth Moss and Director Leigh Whannell, from left to right, pose during the French premiere of The Invisible Man, in Paris.

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TV reality show Bigg Boss Season 13 winner Sidharth Shukla poses for photographs with the trophy during the grand finale of the show, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt poses for a photograph at LGBI Airport, as she arrives to take part in the 65th Filmfare awards 2020 to be held in Sarusajai Stadium, in Guwahati.

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Bollywood actress Soha Ali khan walks the ramp showcasing fashion designer Shahin Manna's creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Esha Gupta walks the ramp showcasing fashion designer Nirmooha creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Diana Penty walks the ramp to showcase a creation by designers Shivan and Narresh during the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

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Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan walks the ramp showcasing fashion designers Samant Chauhan creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu walks the ramp, showcasing a creation by designer Sanjukta Dutta, during the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi walks the ramp showcasing fashion designers Gauri and Nayanika creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Dia Mirza walks the ramp showcasing the creation by brand Kotwara by Meera and Muzaffar Ali at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020 in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu with her husband Karan Singh Grover walks the ramp, showcasing a creation by designer Sanjukta Dutta, during the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Tabu walks the ramp showcasing the creation by designer Gaurang at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Malaika Arora walks the ramp showcasing fashion designer Varun Chakkilam's creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020 in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Sunny Leone at a PeTA India event during the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020 in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Aditi Rao Hydari walks the ramp showcasing designer Ritu Kumar's creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020 in Mumbai.

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Indian Tennis player Sania Mirza walks the ramp showcasing the creation by designer Eka at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020 in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Aditi Rao Hydari walks the ramp showcasing designer Ritu Kumar's creation at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2020 in Mumbai.

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Caitriona Balfe arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Outlander" Season 5 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

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Karen Gillan, a cast member in "The Call of the Wild," arrives at the premiere of the film at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Bollywood actors Sara Ali Khan (R) and Kartik Aaryan pose for a photograph during an interview with PTI, in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actress Sunny Leone walks on a ramp for designer Swapnil Shinde during Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Sunny Leone walks the ramp to showcase the creation of designer Swapnil Shinde during the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

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Bollywood filmmaker Imtiaz Ali during an interview with PTI, in New Delhi.

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Actors Zach Woods, left, Zoe Chao, Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Giulio Berruti, Ammon Jacob Ford and Julian Grey pose together at the premiere of "Downhill" at the SVA Theatre in New York.

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“Why don’t you first give a fitting reply to my anklets ­instead of trying to talk smart?” Vyjayanthimala taunted Padmini in the Kannum Kannum Kalandhu dance sequence of the film Vanjikottai Valiban (1958). Exalted as the most engrossing dance-off in Indian cinema, it eventually overshadowed the film itself and fuelled talk of rivalry between the two stars, both accomplished Bharatanatyam artists. Padmini and her siblings—Lalitha and Ragini, both actresses too—were known as the Travancore Sisters. While she starred mostly in Tamil films, often opposite Sivaji ­Ganesan, she also had a ­remarkable stint in Bollywood with Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1961) and Mera Naam Joker (1970).

“She doesn’t have much scope for talent display,” a critic rued of Pooja Hegde’s 2012 film Mugamoodi. In the ­intervening years, however, her talent has been rather glaringly on display and even won the approbation of a certain Sallu Bhai, with whom she is slated to appear in the movie Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. We sincerely hope, however, that Bhai does not mistake those doe-like irises emerging from the foliage for a blackbuck’s.

She cavorted exiguously under waterfalls, wielded guns and joints, and sported a bikini and choli with equal aplomb. So it might come as a surprise that Zeenat Aman is going to play Kasturba Gandhi in the drama Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba. Of course, she’s managed to look as stunning in a khadi sari and grey hair.

He was born when Rajinder Prasad resided in Rashtrapati Bhavan, but after Sonam Kapoor tweeted about her dad’s “timeless appearance” close to the release of Malang, many have begun noticing that Anil Kapoor’s comely visage betrays few signs of the six decades he spent on earth. On Twitter, people heralded him as a desi Benjamin Button and made enquiries about the chakki he sources his flour from. The secret of his enduring youth, he revealed, was hard work and dedication. The answer may seem more at home in a beauty pageant, but then, what else can you expect from Mr India?

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Bollywood actors Vicky Kaushal and Janhvi Kapoor walk the ramp during a fashion show displaying the collection of Gen-Next designers at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2020, in Mumbai.

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Singer Justine Skye attends the world premiere of "The Photograph" at the SVA Theatre in New York.

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The Oscar De la Renta collection is modeled by Bella Hadid during Fashion Week, in New York. 

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Anthony Ramos, left, and Jasmine Cephas Jones arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Spike Lee arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Rooney Mara arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Lucy Boynton, left, and Rami Malek arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Diane Warren, left, signs Sandy Powell's blazer on the red carpet at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Alison Balsom, left, and Sam Mendes arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Brad Pitt arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Sandra Oh arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Patricia Taylor, left, and Keanu Reeves arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Mindy Kaling arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Florence Pugh arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Kelly Marie Tran arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Maya Rudolph arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Joaquin Phoenix arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Geena Davis arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Saoirse Ronan arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Salma Hayek arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Penelope Cruz arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Natalie Portman arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Scarlett Johansson arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Renee Zellweger arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Paul Khoury, left, takes a photo of Ashley Green in the carpet as they arrive at the 2020 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California.

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Bleona arrives at the 2020 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California.

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Frida Aasen arrives at the 2020 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California.

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Janelle Monae arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Tracee Ellis Ross arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California.

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Ellery Harper, from left, Jaya Harper, Diane Ladd, and Laura Dern arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Nicole Kimpel, from left, Antonio Banderas, and Stella Banderas arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Scarlett Johansson, left, congratulates Laura Dern, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for "Marriage Story" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Joaquin Phoenix, left, and Rooney Mara arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Billie Eilish arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Roman Griffin Davis, left, and Archie Yates arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Maya Rudolph, left, and Kristen Wiig present the award for best production design at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Brie Larson, from left, Sigourney Weaver and Gal Gadot introduce a performance by maestro Eimear Noone at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Cynthia Erivo performs "Stand Up" nominated for the award for best original song from "Harriet" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Idina Menzel, center, performs with international voice actresses that play Elsa in the movie "Frozen II" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Jeff Reichert, from left, Julia Reichert, and Steven Bognar, winners of the award for best documentary feature for "American Factory", pose in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Natalie Portman, from left, Taika Waititi, winner of the award for best adapted screenplay for "Jojo Rabbit", and Timothee Chalamet pose in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Matthew A. Cherry, left, and Karen Rupert Toliver, winners of the award for best animated short film for "Hair Love", pose in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Elena Andreicheva, left, Carol Dysinger, winners of the award for best documentary short subject for "Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)", pose in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Roger Deakins, winner of the award for best cinematography for "1917", poses in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Hildur Guonadottir, winner of the award for best original score for "Joker", poses in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Kwak Sin Ae, left, and Bong Joon Ho, winners of the award for best picture for "Parasite" pose in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Laura Dern, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for "Marriage Story", poses in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Brad Pitt accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Renee Zellweger accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Judy" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Joaquin Phoenix accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for "Joker" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Joaquin Phoenix, winner of the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for "Joker", from left, Renee Zellweger, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Judy", and Brad Pitt, winner of the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", pose in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Bollywood actors Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan pose for photographs during the promotion of film 'Love Aaj Kal' in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu and her family members show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the Delhi Assembly elections at a polling station, in New Delhi.

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Angela Sarafyan, from left, Alicia Silverstone, Leslie Jones, Heidi Klum, Rachel Bilson, and Alexa Chung attend NYFW Fall/Winter 2020 - Christian Siriano at Spring Studios in New York.

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Zendaya attends the Bulgari New York Fashion Week party at Duggal Greenhouse, in New York.

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Ciara attends the Bulgari New York Fashion Week party at Duggal Greenhouse, in New York.

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Selena Gomez arrives at the 6th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards at the Taglyan Complex, in Los Angeles.

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Victoria Justice attends the amfAR Gala New York AIDS research benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

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Cindy Bruna, left, and Lais Ribeiro attend the amfAR Gala New York AIDS research benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

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Devon Windsor attends the amfAR Gala New York AIDS research benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

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Heidi Klum attends the amfAR Gala New York AIDS research benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

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That slit perched imperiously on her pelvis, those drapes playing peekaboo with her stately frame...amen, Nushrat Bharucha has come a long way from being Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. Her regalia at the Filmfare Awards curtain raiser did raise the ire of quite a few ­curtained souls, but who cares when your career—and wardrobe—has just taken a mighty chhalaang.

Silky tresses, sylvan settings and ­countenances that could launch a thousand films...a charity’s photographic recreations of Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings featuring celebrities from Tamil and Telugu movies are for a noble cause—women empowerment. What more could one possibly ask for? To be honest though, we’re a tad bit disappointed by the absence of the divine Tilottama, her sari’s pallu relinquished to her hands.

A mountainside Arunachal village in the early 1970s: A white screen flutters in the wind on an open field; the Films Division crew fires the magnesium rod and a beam of images rushes out of the projector. The movie is part of the government’s cultural outreach in the hinterland. It’s Half Ticket, and a while after the credits, Madhubala lights up the screen. And as folklore goes, a man watching the film—silently, without a wink—was so besotted with “The Biggest Star in the World” (American mag Theatre Arts, 1952), he sets off to find her…knowing not she was no more. He didn’t return home ever. Such was the pull of Madhubala, the nom de guerre of Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi, born on February 14. She died of a failing heart, just aged 36 in 1969. A beauty as ravishing as Marilyn Monroe, she left ­behind myriads of reasons for her legions of admirers to hold her close to the heart even ­today—and she would have been 87 this Valentine’s Day.

They came, they shimmied, they wowed. And how! When Jenny from the block pole-danced, crowd-surfed and knee-slided with the Colombian she wolf, they restored the evanescing glory of the Super Bowl Half Time show. With a dizzying 20 songs in 12 minutes, the rapturous rush that Shakira, 43, and Jennifer Lopez, 50, unleashed could give millennials yet another quarter-life crisis.

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Reliance Industries Chiarman Mukesh Ambani with actress Malaika Arora (L) at Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra’s wedding reception, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Kareena, Samiera and Karishma at Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra’s wedding reception, in Mumbai.

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