The extensively reported premiere of Salaam Noni Appa at the Royal Opera House on Saturday night saw more than its reasonable share of Bollywood biggies in presence. Yet, the existence of one legendary and enigmatic Bollywood star went undetected.
Rajshree in her heyday Yes, in addition to the likes of Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Twinkle Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, was previous actress Rajshree, daughter of the acclaimed director V Shantaram, whose renunciation of Bollywood in favour of love at the height of her profession had actually created such an uproar back in the day.A leading actress of her time, Rajshree had satisfied her future partner, then student, Greg Chapman while shooting in America for Raj Kapoor’s ‘Around the World,’ and had quit her career in spite of all pressure, resulting in considerable debate and heart burn. (The equivalent would be if a Priyanka or a Deepika were to do the same today).
Since that time, the previous star had been living happily with Chapman in LA, running a successful custom clothes service. On Saturday night, not attracting any focus on herself, she sat patiently in the auditorium’s last row, waiting for the (late) entry of the market’s existing crop of stars that were naturally caused the front of the auditorium. We expect given her attitude to stardom, she barely needs to have cared.Of fathers and their kids This photo featuring 3 couples and six well-off SoBo denizens, specifically Tina and Anil Ambani, Supriya and Sadanand Sule, and Rima and Manoj Jain, is more than just a snap of close pals captured at a current event.
Manoj Jain, Anil Ambani, Supriya Sule, Rima Jain, Tina Ambani, Sadanand Sule Friends, the 6 are for sure, and have been for a while. Exactly what is fascinating though, is that the picture likewise recalls 3 of the country’s most iconic characters, specifically industrialist Dhirubhai Ambani, film character Raj Kapoor, and NCP leader and politician Sharad Pawar, whose kids are in the image.
Dhirubhai Ambani, Sharad Pawar and Raj Kapoor Each of the 3 guys inhabit prime positions in the nation’s modern history, in market, film and politics, having sculpted a location for themselves in the public creativity through their achievements. That their children are pals is a serendipitous coincidence and a statement to the nation’s power structures. As they state, a picture deserves a thousand words.Seventy and caring it Last week, Delhi saw the book cover
launch of Shobhaa De’s newest,’Seventy and to hell with it,’and a stirring conversation moderated by TELEVISION presenter Sonia Singh between the author and starlet Vidya Balan, charmingly tiled’Zara Sa Jhoom Le’. Shobhaa De, Milee Ashwarya and Vidya Balan” They spoke about whatever. Feminism, growing older, the casting couch, Web trolls, politics, “stated Milee Ashwarya, whose imprint had
hosted the occasion as part of its yearly book fest.”The book will be released later on this year, this was a little taste of it, “she said. As was initially reported on this page, De’s book is a paean to her turning 70 (like the nation )and the rip-roaring flight it’s been. De’s book After the session, we are informed
, a celebration of
10 that included De, Balan, Ashwarya and Baroness Gail Rebuck, Chairperson Penguin Random Home UK, dined at a first-class, where certainly, the conversation needs to have been as tart as the sauce the eatery gets its name from.Big-ticket wedding event It is being anticipated as one of
the season’s huge ticket celebrations, when Tahira Karanjawala, the pretty daughter of leading legal eagles Manik Tarkunde Karanjawala and Raian Karanjawala weds Jatin Mongia next month. Raian Karanjawala, Derek O Brien, the bride-to-be to be, Tahira, and advocate Sanjiv Sen The Karanjawalas are popular members of Delhi’s social and intellectual life, counting among their circle of friends the city’s finest and brightest, and the wedding makes certain to draw in a galaxy of names.To kick off the
celebrations, the first party was hosted this weekend by the couple’s buddies Shyam and Shobhana Bhartia, and saw the likes of West Bengal politician Derek O’Brien, advocate Sanjiv Sen and maestro Amjad Ali Khan in attendance.Planet Hollywood and its India prepares For lots of years now, Mumbai has actually
been awaiting the arrival of Planet Hollywood, that
monster franchise launched by the planet’s biggest musclemen like Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1991. Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger A few years ago, the occupants of a sea-facing structure adjacent theTaj hotel in Colaba had been kicked out on notice that the structure would house the F&B and
product franchise, however absolutely nothing came of it.Now, word can be found in that one of the brand’s top executives, Alex Garland,(MD Worldwide Advancement), is taking a trip to India early next week to take part in exactly what is referred to as’Asia’s largest Franchising & Retail event ‘at Pragati Maidan, where more than a 100 international brands will be housed.” PH is actively looking for a partner for a joint venture in India “states a source,”as they are planning to go into the nation market soon.”Will Messrs Willis, Stallone and Schwarzenegger have a presence in India quickly? Enjoy this space.Their arts in the right location It is a reality generally acknowledged that when artists are hired to donate canvasses for excellent causes, they generally select their least sensational.
Amrita Shergill This is because though many artists have their hearts in the best place, they too have to believe of their own interests and pay their monthly costs and naturally hold on to those works, which will generate big moolah. Which is why real blue serious collectors guide clear of charity auctions. Vivan Sundaram Nevertheless, the very same can not be said for today’s Saffron Art auction, organised as a fundraising event for the next Kochi Biennale.”Artists have donated their best works,” states an art insider,”as this time it is for a cause
for and by them.”
Which discusses why not one, however 2 canvasses, albeit of a reasonably smaller sized size, of the iconic late Amrita Shergill will come up for sale. Her nephew, artist Vivan Sundaram is said to have parted with them in
support of the biennale. Who will buy the canvasses of the much sought after and seldom on sale Shergill? We should understand by the end of day.