There's something about women in red. Yes. Something red hot. And daring. Which is why I was a little surprised to see Bollywood's demure bahu no. 1, dressed in the colour associated with danger, at the recent IIFA AWARDS. She looked incredible. It was a 'new', 'improved' Ash. Critics might label her makeover as vampish, but what the hell. Rather a fire engine red pout than the anaemic pale pink she prefers. The make up was top class, as was the swept up , gelled hair. She looked like a mega star, which she is. Now, if only she'd got her hubby to wear something slightly more imaginative than that butler-style tux!
Here i am on another rainy, drippy saturday evening, looking forward to a dinner of chicken jalfrezi (after years!). The only hot news in the mornin's papers has been about the Brothers Ambani, who are back in action. Muks seems to be on the warpath. First, he shuts up a pesky share holder at his AGM ( now now Muks.... calm down. What would daddy think?), and next comes a salvo against RCOM. Journos are khush. At least there's something to plaster on the front page besides pot holes and manholes. Though, the need of the hour is definitely pothole journalism as compared to peephole!
Tanuja Chandra's latest movie 'Hope and a little sugar," disappeared without a trace some time ago, which is a real shame. I rather liked it. At least it was trying to say something contemporary ( the setting and story involve New York, post 9\11 ), in a sensitive not sensationalistic way. Perhaps the distributors chickened out and other factors hampered a wider release. But her protege, Amit put in a far more watchable performance than all those dud starsons hogging the limelight of late. Mahima was not too bad either, if you could forgive that Dolly Parton wig!Here's a weekend idea. After a 'Mrs. India' contest, how about a " Ms.Divorced India" one? some of the hottest ladies floating around are divorcees! Maureen Wadia, go for it. Success guaranteed.'