The model ramp
More and more Bollywood faces are seen walking the ramp for various fashion designers. Is it time for the models to regain their place?
Ashima Batish

Jesse Randhawa, standing tall on the ramp in a sheer black and red couture creation by Varun Bahl, effortlessly eliminated the need for a Bollywood actor on the ramp recently. She could easily have been replaced by some other beautiful face from Bollywood — there was a deluge at Manish Malhotra's show Mijwan — but the rare moment reminded one of the time when models were the real stars on the ramp. Bring back a Mehr Jesia or a Madhu Sapre or a Malaika Arora to create some magic and there is every possibility others will follow suit. Jesse just did that!

A pretty face from Bollywood helps the designer score brownie points with the clients…are there other reasons as well? Jesse Randhawa feels that fashion industry is obsessed with Bollywood. "The extent to which the fashion industry is influenced by Bollywood is ridiculous. Given the fact that we have models who are dedicated to the job, it's strange that fashion designers still seek support from Bollywood celebs." She quotes FDCI director Sunil Sethi who recently made the statement that he hopes to see the practice of Bollywood on the ramp coming to an end. Models like Jesse Randhawa, who are happy doing strictly modelling assignments, are pretty less.

Indrani Das Gupta
Indrani Das Gupta

While cinestars venture on to the ramp, models jump on the Bollywood bandwagon as and when they get a chance. Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Esha Gupta and Diana Penty are some prominent names here. Unlike earlier times, natural progression for a model is not to become a supermodel but to land up in Bollywood. Leading model Sonalika Sahay says that the phase of supermodels is over and modelling has become more of a stepping stone to Bollywood these days. "Models are not the only ones to be blamed for this. There is huge discrepancy between what models earn and what the actors."

Sonalika adds that the parameters to select models for major fashion weeks have also become less stringent. "The selectors are more flexible with the height and body statistics. Besides, there is a surge in actors from abroad, who ask for less money and lesser importance." All the more reason for models to make a career switch after a few years!

Deepti Gujral is unfazed by the trend of models joining the B-Town club. "I don't understand why there is so much of fascination for Bollywood. Designers will have to play a major role in changing the whole scenario. They should let models do their jobs and rest assured nobody can do it better than they can."

Two-season old at the LFW and WLIFW, Reha Sukheja says she is keeping her options open. "There are 16 models on the ramp whereas in a film the focus remains only on the actress." Hope Jesse Randhawa, Sonalika Sahay, Indrani Das Gupta and Deepti Gujral are able to hold the fort till there are enough models who share their viewpoint.

Missing men

Once upon a time there was Milind Soman and Marc Robinson, but now there is a big void. John Abraham too ventured into Bollywood. The male modelling industry doesn't even have a handful of names to boast of. Can you think of any names to fill in the blanks?

coming soon
It’s time to play

A five-day theatre extravaganza begins at Tagore Theatre from September 21 to 25. The third edition of this Chandigarh Theatre Festival is being organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration, in collaboration with Tagore Theatre Society.

The festival aims to present the best contemporary productions in theatre from across the country. It will see the participation of renowned actors from Bollywood, including Seema Biswas, Yashpal Sharma and Arun Datti Naag.

The festival will open on September 21 at 7 pm with the play, Jivito Mrito (Vivadi theatre group, Delhi) directed by Anuradha Kapur and presenting Seema Biswas.

On September 22, Piya Behroopiya (The Company Theatre (Mumbai) directed by Atul Kumar and based on one of the Shakespeare`s best-known comedies The Twelfth Night will be held.

Director Dadi D. Padamjee's play Kalpataru (The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust (Delhi)), a performance on nature and life, with shadow puppets, projection, music and actors will be staged on September 23.

Bikhre Bimb (Ranga Shankra Theatre (Banglore) directed by Girish Karnad and hailed as one of the landmark plays of recent times will be held on September 24.

The festival will conclude with the staging of play Yaar Banaa Buddy, featuring Bollywood actor Yashpal Sharma and directed by Nadira Zaheer Babbar (Ekjute Theatre Group Mumbai) on September 25.

Passes are available at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18.

celeb point
Three times the celebrations
Divya Dutta

I have got back to Mumbai, just in time for Ganpati. Yes, he comes home this week. This week is a truly special one. Gannu Bappa, as I fondly call him, comes home and Heroine releases on September 21. Previews have started and there are super feedbacks but I am nervous and excited nonetheless. It's great to watch your film with friends and know the audiences' reactions. And then it's my birth day week too — September 25. It's a great day to feel special, pampered and loved by all those who care for you.

So, this is going to be a busy week to do tayyari for Gannu Bappa. The most amazing thing is that in our busy lives, sometimes throughout the year, you can't meet the people you are fond of. But they all make it a point to come and meet you when Bappa arrives. It's a feeling I can't explain. Like all the children in the family coming together when the elder of the house arrives!

I love sitting there with him and chatting. So much to talk na, after meeting him after an year! And he listens patiently, smiles too and reassures…totally!

Today is a busy day. Watching Heroine. It's like exam time! Khoob padhai ki and now waiting for the results! When you really have worked hard, you pray that the teacher who gives marks (read the audience) is generous! Actually I should not say this! People have always given me loads of love. But every time I feel like a newcomer! Then after the film, we bring Gannu Bappa home tonight. Yes! I will pray for you all. He's chosen a special week this time! And I hope it becomes memorable for the birthday gal. I hope Heroine is a great birthday gift to me too! Well, and I hope and I pray to that divine almighty who doesn't need to be told anything. He hears the unsaid and He has promised to bring in triple celebration this week! And I sit with folded hands and a silent prayer.

Ganpati Bappa Morya!

(Dutta is Bollywood actor)

Master Chef
Pear pressure
Kalyan Kukar Jammula

Fruit lovers keep tabs on the arrival of seasonal fruits in the market. As the mango mania retreats, we witness a deluge of delectable pears on the rehris as well as the shops. Slightly cooked pears can taste heavenly and can be combined with cream or ice-cream for a perfect ending to a meal. Here we have a very easy recipe to make whole pears which taste as good as they look.

Poached pear in cinnamon, star anise and saffron liqueur:

Method of preparation

In a sauce pan add the water, star anise, cinnamon, sugar and saffron. Simmer the liquid to a flavorful liqueur.
Peal the pear, cut the head measuring two inches. Now scoop in the centre.
Poach the above pear in the liqueur gently.
The pear has to be cooked evenly, so check the core.
Take the pan off the heat and let it cool.
Now make the filling with the mascarpone cheese, cream and star anise powder. Cream it.
Fill the above mixture in the pear and cover it.
Store the pear in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
At the time of service place the pear in the centre of the plate, garnish with the mint sprig, liqueur and rest of the ingredients.
This delicacy can be perfectly paired with Sula late harvest chenin blanc.


Pear (one piece) 150 gm
Cinnamon 5 gm
Star anise 5 gm
Saffron 0.1 gm
Sugar 25 gm
Water 200 ml
Mint sprig 1
Mascarpone cheese 20 gm
Cream 5 ml
Star anise powder 2 gm

(Jammula is a Ludhiana-based executive chef)

— As told to Poonam Bindra

Bat & bowl
Do food and cricket go together? Certainly yes, if the preparations the restaurants are making for T-20 are anything to go by… 
Jasmine Singh

You could never be too far away from the cricket kit. At least, not far from your television set, all set to watch the cricketing teams battle it out in the T-20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. With cricket fans waiting to see more of Yuvraj Singh, back home in Chandigarh (tricity) and Ludhiana, restaurants pull out their special menus, attractive message boards, put up better and bigger screens to get into the T-20 groove. When it's cricket, everyone is game.


A special menu dedicated to T-20 is whipped up at Pashtun. Television set on both the walls and an exciting offer works as the topping here. Says Sanjeev Verma, partner with Pashtun, "We have an interesting offer, where we would be repeating drink of a particular brand whenever Sachin Tendulkar hits a six." The ambience of Wild West Pub is set up accordingly as well.

Himani's Vertigo Lounge

Here it is, free drinks when the power play is on. As Ankita, managing director, adds, "We are giving attractive gifts and free drinks on certain overs." For Yuvi fans, Yuvraj corner gives a chance to send their messages to the cricketer. While you watch the matches on big TV screens, you can walk away with prizes and gifts.

Hops ‘n’ Grains

A whole new menu is being offered at Hops n Grains with some interesting dishes on the menu. Veg duplex mushroom, cottage cheese pancake, quesadilla, falafel, methi corn coin, paneer kathi roll, jalapenos bruschetta and for on the non-veg platter are butterfly prawn, cocktail mahi tikka, burni mutton chap, chicken ala kive and chicken wings.

Hotel Altius

It is a treat to watch to the match on a 12-feet-high definition projector with stadium affect speakers. Director Ginny Chawla wants every cricket match to be a special one for people. "We have speakers that give you the effect as if you are sitting in the field." On the menu are dishes named after the Indian cricket stars — Sehwag Ka Chaka, Harbhajan Ki Googly.

Park Plaza

A big screen at coffee shop Cinamon that gives you a chance to enjoy and savour the matches in Rs 1,100 only. Gagandeep Singh, general manager, shares, "For Rs 1,100, enjoy food from the buffet and Indian made foreign liquor. The same will be replicated in the other restaurant Indi Spice."

Oven Fresh

One plus one beer during the match hours and finger food to be teamed up with it is in the offing at Oven Fresh. Puts in Bobby Garg, director, "We have TV sets which will only show cricket, and then of course the entire ambience of T-20 to go with it."

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T20 screening at Café Armor with ala carte menu is what you can enjoy during this T20.

Height of fashion

Jagmeshwar Singh Khela
Standing tall: Jagmeshwar Singh Khela

It is a known fact that height of an individual is a genetic asset and does add to ones persona. Some people take fair advantage of this "advantage" to be really stylish. Tall and debonair Jagmeshwar Singh Khela, a student of veterinary science, seems to belong to this category

Latest addition to your treasure of clothing or accessories…

A watch from Guess.

Brand crazy or street pick-up?

Mostly I would trust brands.

Your style icon would be…

George Clooney, for he is always dressed according to the occasion.

Who do you think is the worst-dressed celebrity?

Abhishek Bachhan doesn't know how to dress!

Which look would your prefer - sporty, chic or glamorous?

Sporty! All the way.

One fashion trend that goes beyond your comprehension…

Too many sharp and contrasting colours as some people follow these days

Your take on accessories?

Just a classy watch will do for me!

Your sense of style…

When I look for style, I basically look for a balanced co-ordination of clothes, footwear et al. There should be a flow of colours which exude elegance.

What gives you a high on the confidence level…

Compliments and second glances do give me a high!

— As told to Poonam Bindra

it’s rocking
Listen to this lullaby

Barfi! released recently and is on its success ride. Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D' Cruz have played their roles so well that the movie is a magical ride and the music too is wonderful, especially the track Aashiyan, which has childlike and chirpy lyrics. The lyrics have been written by Swanand Kirkire and the music is composed by Pritam. The vocals are by Shreya Ghoshal and Nikhil Paul George.

Sweet & simple

This track takes me to a dreamland of hope and aspirations with a delightful lullaby feel. I just love the sweet tune and I'm addicted to this track. It has such simple and positive lyrics which are meaningful as well.

Himani Mehta, student, MCM College

Serene yet playful

It is a serenely pitched number which makes you fall in love with this track. Shreya Ghoshal's vocals add a sober touch to this number while Nikhil Paul George's playfully rendered voice adds the desired enthusiasm. It is an innocent track which impresses with its soothing lyrics.

Tina Kumar, housewife

Cheerful mood

Shreya Ghoshal has this sparkling tone that just adds so much to the song. Also, Nikhil Paul George's smooth vocals give it another texture. It is a song that lifts up one's mood for sure.

Sahil Anand, bank employee

(As told to Sabia Talwar)

star track
Beyond acting
There is a lot more that several Bollywood actors can do! From singing to cooking to writing, read on to find out who is good at what

Saif Ali Khan Say it with the guitar

He is a rockstar! He can play the electric guitar and has collaborated with Parikrama in the past. He even strummed the guitar for the song Yaariyaan from Cocktail. He loves playing the guitar. He can also speak French.

Musical innings: Saif Ali Khan

Crooning glory

Priyanka ChopraThe talented actress has a magical and seductive voice. She has started singing professionally and her first international single is called In My City. Her career in the international music world and even Hollywood is set! She has an amazing voice and a Western appeal.

Sing song: Priyanka Chopra

What’s cooking

Kangna RanautThe fashionista and award-winning actress loves cooking and baking. She is a foodie and on Simi Garewal's show, she baked the perfect chocolate cake. She loves cooking because she loves eating. We are sure she can cook a lot more!

Food for thought: Kangna Ranaut

Wings of poesy

Besides being an exceptional actress, Vidya Balan has a love for shayari and poetry and she writes Urdu poetry and couplets as well. How sweet is that!

Read and right

Kalki KoechlinBesides being a gifted and unconventional actress, she is also a gifted writer. She wrote and acted in a play called the Skeleton Woman and has also written and acted in other plays. She wrote and acted in That Girl In Yellow Boots, which has become a cult film and been appreciated internationally too.

Act two: Kalki Koechlin

Hrithik Roshan New film on the block

Hrithik Roshan concentrates on one film at a time. He is busy with Krrishh 3 at the moment. He has given his nod to Siddharth Anand's next film which will be a welcome change for him as it is a relaxed role.

Next line: Hrithik Roshan

Emraan Hashmi Taking all chances

Emraan Hashmi had predicted that Raaz 3 would cross a certain number by the weekend and it made more than Rs 36 crore. He had bet on this with Mahesh Bhatt and he won the bet. We will not be surprised with Raaz 4 going on the floors soon! Everyone had a gala time at the success party.

Success story: Emraan Hashmi

Sonam Kapoor Divine intervention

Sonam Kapoor is shooting in Varanasi and if she gets time in the morning, she visits the temple and does the aarti. She likes moving around the place. Her parents, Anil and Sunita, visited her over the weekend while she was shooting and she was very happy about that.

Morning person: Sonam Kapoor

Karan Johar Bachelor’s party

Karan Johar says that he has all the time in the world to judge two reality shows and direct and produce movies because he is not married and does not have children. His mother is also very understanding and lets him do what he wants.

Single child: Karan Johar

I don’t want dad to interfere in my work: Alia Bhatt

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's daughter Alia Bhatt, who is making her acting debut with Karan Johar's Student Of The Year, says she wants to learn from her mistakes and doesn't want her father to interfere in her work. The 19-year-old says though she comes from a filmy background she doesn't want any help from her family. "Every now and then he (Mahesh) tells me where he feels the need but I like to be on my own and I want to learn from my mistakes," said Alia.

The movie sees her play the role of Shanaya Singhania, who comes from a very affluent background. "Shanaya loves her clothes, bags, shoes and she is very brand conscious. She also comes from a dysfunctional family and feels lonely and is looking for that one person who can love her unconditionally," Alia said.Alia Bhatt

Alia says she is excited and nervous about becoming an actress at a very young age.

"I am just 19, I finished school and just walked into movies. So I am really scared and nervous as to how will it turn out to be. I didn't plan this, it just came along and I am enjoying every bit of it." —PTI

Going solo: Alia Bhatt

Brangelina wishes Saifeena!

While the entire nation is gung-ho about Bollywood’s charming couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s impending wedding, Hollywood too is desperately waiting to see them get hitched. Saif and Kareena are going to tie the knot on October 16 and Hollywood’s famous star Brad Pitt also wished the duo, a happy wedding ahead.

In an interview, when Brad Pitt was asked about his take on Saifeena’s wedding, he said, "They are a good looking couple! No two individuals in a relationship can be the same as another, so I don’t know if it is correct to compare them to us. But I am glad they will soon be getting married and I wish them all the luck and a beautiful life ahead."

Brad PittSpeaking her heart out, Bebo said, "The day I met Saif, in my mind, I was married to him," adding, "I wouldn't sacrifice my work for my love, I wouldn't sacrifice my love for my work after marriage." Bebo also revealed that Saif apparently can't see her with any other man, not even on screen: "Saif never wants to see my movies."

In the meantime, preparations are going on in full swing for Saifeena’s wedding and the wedding cards have been already sent to the invitees.

with regards: Brad Pitt

Story of ‘sour grapes’

How much ever Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor pretend to be friends and praise one another to the heavens, in reality both share a very bitter relationship. Perhaps that’s why Priyanka Chopra ended up calling Bebo ‘sour grapes’ in one of her recent interviews.

Kareena Kapoor is all over promoting her latest film, Heroine and during one event Kareena said that Heroine is going to be better than Madhur Bhandarkar’s award winning movie Fashion starring Priyanka Chopra in the lead. Bebo’s statement has not gone well with Priyanka who bagged national award for her performance in Fashion.

Priyanka hit back at Kareena's comment sarcastically saying, "Well, I guess if you don't have one (National Award) then, it's just sour grapes, you know. What do I say?"

English Vinglish gets a standing ovation

English Vinglish which premiered to a housefull and sold out crowd at Roy Thompson Hall at Toronto on September 14th 2012 has got a massive response from people the world over.

The global audience sitting for the premiere loved it so much that the film got a standing ovation at the premiere where people were applauding for at least 10 minutes. They loved the film so much that just applauding the film wasn’t enough.

Many believed that English Vinglish breaks away from the studio structure and sing-dance format of Bollywood that India is known for. —HRM

Gauhar Khan Return of the natives

Gauhar Khan and Meiyang Chang will return to Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa semi-finals to help the other dancers dance their way to the top. Expect more names to return during the semi-finals! They will be a treat to watch.

Help desk: Gauhar Khan

Visiting rights

Vidya Balan was shooting in Banaras and she wanted to buy a few sarees and eat the famous Banarasi pan. Since she couldn't step out on her own, she wore a traditional outfit and covered her head with a dupatta and took one of her assistant directors along and moved around in a local rickshaw. She ate the pan and did some saree shopping.

chatter box
The Boss is back

Salman Khan returns to Bigg Boss with a bang. This year he promises more dhamaka, new changes and a different time slot for the show too.

What will be new this season?

There will be a lot of new things this year as the Bigg Boss season 6 will keep the family flavour in mind and air it at 9 pm. We have a talking parrot, named after Radhe in Tere Naam, a fish and a panic room too.

We have heard that you asked the channel to reduce vulgarity on the show?

I didn’t like the bickering and fighting on the show. I wanted to watch it with my family, which is the reason I wanted to the channel to tone down the fighting and shouting element. Now, it will be more family oriented.

Do you agree that your absence led to the fall in the TRPs of the show last year?

Salman KhanI don’t think so. People watch the show if they like it. The show has had good ratings in the past and we will do our best this time too.

Will you miss Sanjay Dutt this time?

He will come to promote his film Son Of Sardar on our show.

Who do you want to see in the show?

It gets complicated if I recommend people so I stay away. Even then people message and ask me to recommend their name.

What else keeps you busy?

I am working on Dabangg 2 and will soon start working on Sher.
fun unlimited: Salman Khan

A still from Madhubala Twist in the tale

After the drama at the party in Madhubala, the makers of the show have decided to add some romance. As RK humiliates Madhu by not kissing her at the party, she will be shattered and leaves his house. When RK’s mother scolds him for his behaviour, he gets hurt and looks for Madhu. Later he finds her unconscious and takes care of her.

A still from Madhubala

Sangeeta Ghosh Here I come

Sangeeta Ghosh had disappeared from the television world post her marriage. She is planning her return now. She has been approached to play the lead in Zee TV's next show. It will be produced by Nandita Mehra and Bhairavi Raichura who made serial Chal.

second innings: Sangeeta Ghosh

Meet the diva

Channel V’ Suvreen Guggal -Topper of the year is all about entertainment and glamour. While everyone is excited about the much talked about Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine and waiting to catch a glimpse of Kareena Kapoor then how can Annie and the gang stay behind? In the forthcoming episode of Suvreen Guggal, don’t forget to catch Annie’s encounter with the Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor and the much acclaimed director Madhur Bhandarkar. This thrilling meet comes as a surprise for Annie, when she talks about the movie shoot and persuades everyone to come along. Kareena Kapoor mesmerises everyone.

Change is the rule

Sources claim that with Bigg Boss slotted to be aired at 9 pm, many changes will be seen in the programming. The first change is that Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha is rumoured to go off air. It will be replaced by Parichay.

Rahil Azam The mystery man

After Gulaal, Rahil Azam will soon be seen in a television show Hitler Didi on Zee TV. He will play the role of Zara's (Rati Pandey) husband, Malik Khan a mysterious character.

Show time: Rahil Azam

Colours of India

Talented are the ones who lead. They are the ones who carry the flag of the nation and become the torchbearers. Their achievements spark celebrations setting new standards of excellence and uniting the country. For three seasons, India’s Got Talent mesmerised audiences, bringing to the forefront talents that created a record and an identity for the country. Now, with the onset of a new season, Colors flagship talent reality show, India’s Got Talent is all set to woo audiences yet again with entertainers that were unheard and untouched, acts that are breath taking, creative, bizarre and unique! With an endeavor to bring unexplored and hidden talent, India’s Got Talent this season broke new ground as it explored not only the length, breadth but also the depth of the country.

The show is all set for a grand launch this September 22 every Saturday and Sunday 10pm on Colors.

Astro turf
P Khurrana

ARIES: Shopkeepers may find the day hectic. Actors will feel very positive and optimistic. A day to improve your home appearance. An intense discussion with your partner early on can play on your mind all day long. Tarot message: You will have well-wishers around. Lucky colour: Pink. Magic number: 30

TAURUS: Do not worry; discuss your plans with loved ones. In the evening, children will be a source of happiness. A partnership might be in the pipeline and looks set for success. Tarot message: Take limited risks and don't jeopardise long-term gains. Lucky colour: Forest-green. Magic number: 57

GEMINI: Domestic issues come up for urgent consideration. Youngsters will have differences with their parents. Make an effort to understand and accept your relationships. Tarot message: Take care of the health of an elderly member at home. Lucky colour: Deep-crimson. Magic number: 54

CANCER: Romantic life is on the upswing. It is a good day to try your luck in speculative deals. The employed will be burdened with additional responsibility without incentive. Prioritise your plans and obligations. Tarot message: Leave things open-ended for best results. Lucky colour: Peach. Magic number: 33

LEO: Do not intervene in others' dispute. Housewives: stick to routine activities. Those looking for a job will receive suitable offer. You may experience an unusual degree of selflessness of love. Tarot message: You need to be creative if you want to retain your grip over business. Lucky colour: Red. Magic number: 59

VIRGO: Please keep a balance between work and rest. Students: do not become reckless. You should be careful about your own health and well-being of your parents. Your pet is source of happiness. Tarot message: Wait a while; everything will get sorted out on its own. Lucky colour: Saffron. Magic number: 47

LIBRA: Indecision could be crippling at the moment. Set aside time to get in touch with your thoughts and feelings, even if it is just half-an-hour. It will allow you to understand your inner motives. Tarot message: You will get the help you need if you ask for it. Lucky colour: Black. Magic number: 37

SCORPIO: Today most of your time and attention should be centered on your personal life. Arguments with your spouse will become serious. Influential people will not be helpful. Avoid speculation. Tarot message: Do not overspend just to impress others. Lucky colour: Golden. Magic number: 25

SAGITTARIUS: A real estate deal should be left alone for the time being. You will find new opportunities opening up for you. An attraction for a co-worker can throw you out of sync and upset your equilibrium. Tarot message: Over-optimism could lead to mistakes. Lucky colour: Royal-blue. Magic number: 27

CAPRICORN: Your personal plans will meet with some stiff opposition. You will be benefited from heavy-handed approach. You reputation could be on the line. Act impartially and avoid the pitfalls of guilt by association. Tarot message: You can stabilise your financial situation. Lucky colour: Purple. Magic number: 63

AQUARIUS: Money-wise the day is slow. Friends may lose your confidence. Let your energy be turned towards artistic work. Your beloved may be in a lively mood. Mercury starts to move forward again today. Tarot message: Avoid gossip session at the workplace. Lucky colour: Silver. Magic number: 26

PISCES: Chronic patients should seek doctor's advice immediately. If you are relaxing at home, visit a local market and enjoy the sights and sounds. Start a journal or make your own video of self-discovery. Tarot message: This is not a bad time to open new doors. Lucky colour: Golden-brown. Magic number: 54

The year ahead
Madan Gupta Spatu

If your birthday is September 19...

Nature has bestowed remarkable confidence and intelligence in you, so use it to its best. Your unrealistic planning will lead to paucity of funds. Health of your spouse might cause some worry. No hope for romance. You need to take extra care of your luggage if you are travelling; you may miss flight or train.

Keep yourself involved in activities that will help you keep your cool. Even though funds will slip easily through your fingers, your lucky stars will keep the finances flowing. Home-improvement projects should be considered. Romance rules your heart and mind. Construction work undertaken will finish to your satisfaction.

You will overcome the hurdles at workplace. You will also build moral and ethical values in relationship with your colleagues. Issues in personal relationship can be handled through effective communication, thereby bridging the gaps. Expenses will rise; medical expenses for the health of your elders are a possibility.

Avoid confusion and frustration to maintain mental clarity. Financial problems ruin your ability to think constructively. Do not share your personal matters with the casual acquaintances. You may burn slowly but steadily in love.

The 19th of this month will be always important in your life as number one gives greater will power and self-confidence and very often a rather original approach; but with this, a somewhat self-centered approach that may be in conflict with some of the other influences in your life. The 19/1 is a loner number and you may experience feelings of being alone even if you are married. You may take on a tendency to be nervous and get angry easily. You will be negotiating an important deal or contract that you will endorse before November. The year 2013 is full of hectic activities like socialising, entertaining and making plans for your future. You will be in the best of spirits and achieve even better results due to your enthusiasm.   Stick to the tasks you've been given and don't be hot-headed, as this will irritate a superior who could say something you don't deserve. Don't irritate your loved one by repeating the same things; try to be more accommodating and gentler towards him or her.

If in the police or a sensitive job, you may fall into the trap, so be vigilant. As an employee, you'll enjoy your job and will win over co-workers who have recently ignored you. You will need to be patient because the best will be saved for the last.Money will come in from recently concluded deals. Family figures in your travel plans, whether you're taking the journey with them or to see them.

Mood: Emotional and rather over-burdened. Compatible signs: Scorpio, Capricorn. Lucky colours: Sky blue, Stone grey. Lucky days: Tuesday and Saturday. Lucky numbers: 4, 9, 12, 29, 40.

Meghna Naidu (September 19, 1980, Vijayawada) shot to fame with a video titled Kaliyon Ka Chaman and instantly became popular as an 'item girl' in Bollywood. Although she debuted in Tamil movies, she made her Bollywood presence in Hawas in 2004. Since then she has acted in eleven more movies. Meghna has double power of number One, which represents the Sun. She will excel in 2013 and will bag big roles in Bollywood.

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