As the news of Rajesh Khanna’s demise made headlines, more and more stories on the crazy fan following he had are being talked out. From stalling a shoot on a bridge to his lipstick smeared car, fans really have never known boundaries when it comes to their love for celebs. Have the definitions changed or is the current generation still as crazy about their idols? We dig in and find out more.
IN FOCUS: Shah Rukh Khan
IN FOCUS: Shah Rukh Khan

Fashion in the making
From the corridors of fashion institutes to the ramps of major fashion shows, fashion is improvised upon a hundred times. Different experiences lead to mature perspectives; better designs, brilliant themes at the fashion shows. But does that mean the end should be given more importance than the means? Certainly not, for it’s the student designers who graduate to become the flag bearers of the fashion industry. From JJ Valaya to Rakesh Agarwval, there are ample examples to quote. So when, INIFD, announces the preview of its annual collection, we don’t take it lightly. A look at the collections and the theme behind affirms where fashion actually originates—in the fashion institutes.
A creation from the collection Infinity Photo: Pradeep Tewari

A creation from the collection Infinity Photo: Pradeep Tewari

All for a social cause
What is it about social events and celebrities that blends so well? One benefits the other, adds some substance and brings in good will. It could be a charity dinner to raise funds, a get together for the differently-abled, an event to spread awareness for the thalassemic, or bring breast cancer out in the open, or spread some light for the orphaned.

pet passion
Furry follower
Back in the year 2003 little did the team at Ogilvy and Mather knew that they’d do as much of justice to the breed of a toy dog as to the telecom major they were trying to put the spotlight on.

Pug marks: Mehak Walia with Bacardi Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Pug marks: Mehak Walia with Bacardi Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Accept the attack
I have long working hours and am unable to say no to work. As a result I often come home late and also worry about next day’s work. I enjoy my job but I have been having bouts of anxiety that build up and my heart rate rises and I feel something is going to happen to me. I have been to the emergency 3-4 times where all tests are normal and the doctors give me an injection or a pill and send me home.

Rain, Rain come again…
The rains are a welcome change and bring much needed relief from the scorching heat. It’s just the perfect weather to have your evening tea or coffee with hot snacks while sitting by the window watching rain drops. Romantic, nostalgic, fresh, emotional, poetic are some of the adjectives associated with this beautiful season.

Watch out
The matter to be debated is – who is a trendsetter? – One follows fashion or one who initiates the fashion? Like the proverbial chicken and egg story it becomes difficult to differentiate. Probably it is a mix of both – being in sync with the latest and sticking to a personal style is the true making of a true trendsetter.
Style up: Gunreet Thind Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Style up: Gunreet Thind Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sylvester Stallone's beefy look pushed John to gym
As a school student, John Abraham always involved himself in varied sports and remained fit. But it was Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone's beefy look in action flick Rocky IV which pushed the Indian actor to take on regular workouts in a gym for the muscular body that he now flaunts unabashedly.

In shape: John Abraham

In shape: John Abraham

Angela’s strides to stardom
Angela Johnson who is often in news for her alleged link-up with several Bollywood actors is back. Angela, who has been in search of a launch-pad in Bollywood for a very long time, has bagged a role in Salman Khan’s Sher Khan on his recommendation, informs our sources.

Bolly break: Angela Johnson

Stay fit with Sonu Sood
No shortcuts There are no shortcuts to have a fit body. One needs to maintain a strict regime to have a good body. I have been in this industry for 19 years now, and my body falls into shape automatically as I have always been working towards it. Protein shakes can be taken in moderation as it causes no harm to our body.

Bolly break: Angela Johnson

Sambhavna Seth turns Basanti for five Gabbars
If Gabbar Singh was alive today, he would have gone into a full-on tizzy. An upcoming slick-flick Qayamat Hi Qayamat has not one, not two, but five villains doing a rehash of Gabbar Singh, Bollywood's greatest villain ever.

Bet for better
Choreographer Ganesh Acharya was recently in a dilemma. Ganesh, who got accolades for his Chikni Chameli at the start of the year, was called in by Kareena Kapoor to direct Halkat Jawani, her item song in Heroine. However, we hear from sources that throughout the making of Halkat..., Ganesh was stressed because he had clear instructions from film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar and Bebo to ensure that Halkat... outdid Katrina Kaif's Chikni Chameli.
Item war: Kareena Kapoor

Item war: Kareena Kapoor

Peter Haag defends wifey
Peter Haag is upset by people questioning Celina Jaitly’s motherhood skills and defended her. “It disturbs me when people question my wife's motherhood skills just because she is back in fabulous shape just after 3 months of pregnancy. My wife is a very devoted mother as well as an immensely hard working actor and professional in every sense of the word,” he said.

Happy couple: Peter Haag and Celina Jaitly

Happy couple: Peter Haag and Celina Jaitly

Rani’s Lavani act
Following Katrina Kaif who did a lavani number in the Hrithik Roshan-starrer Agneepath and Vidya Balan who danced to a lavani number in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s recently released Ferrari Ki Sawaari, Rani Mukherji has picked up the cudgel and has finished shooting for a lavani number in director Sachin Kundalkar’s Aiyya. The song has been choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.

Pun‘jab’ Sandeep Joshi

what an idea:
How about exchanging your ripped jeans with mine?

Romantic sojourns
Television actress Sukirti Khandpal last seen in Star One’s number one show Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahani is very passionate about love and romance. She is currently dating her boyfriend Rishabh. We quiz her on some hot questions on romance.







| Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |