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missmalini has a new address!

Psst! missmalini version 2.0ye is now available on www.missmalini.com! (I’m still working on getting all the comments migrated and the links/pictures just right so please bear with me.) Also, I have tons of pictures and stuff from the weekend was just waiting for the DNS server to kick in with my new address. So sit back enjoy and don’t worry missmalini is not going anywhere. To the moon baby, to the moon!

Also follow me on Twitter @missmalini for the latest dish.

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Oba’s got it going on!

Diya Mirza, Upen Patel and Abhishek Kapoor

Diya Mirza, Upen Patel and Abhishek Kapoor

Risha Acharya and Raja Dhody’s rocking club Oba has been seeing a fair amount of celebrity action lately. Last week Upen Patel was spotted there, on Friday night Sunny & Anu Dewan made an appearance and on Saturday night Abhishek Kapoor (aka Gattu), Gautam Kapoor (aka Gomzy), Diya Mirza and Niketan Madhok were spotted having a good time.

I also hear that on Friday (which is a dry day for stand alone nightclubs in Mumbai/Maharashtra) Oba will be open and serving cocktails as usual since they have the Rs.6 lakh ($12,516) license to run a club inside hotel premises, unlike stand alones which pay around Rs.3 lakhs ($6,258) which means all the clubs in hotels like China House, Bling etc will be on too. But pretty much all of South Mumbai will be dry except Dome (Intercontinental Marine Drive) and Oba, plus they play hip-hop, so I guess that’s where I’ll be. 🙂

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Saturday Spotting…

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan and Ibrahim

Ohhh so I saw X-Men Origins Wolverine on Saturday night and spotted Saif Ali Khan at the cinema at PVR Juhu, Mumbai he was so unassuming and hanging with his kids Sara and Ibrahim so I felt bad invading his privacy and took this picture from the vantage point of my seat (even though I was super tempted to take a close up on the way out near the elevator!)

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On Sunday I finally went to the super jazzed Mocha Mojo in Bandra, and dude that place is psychedelic! Kinda feels like you’ve walked into an Austin Powers movie.) They even serve beer by the pitcher so definitely worth a revisit for Sunday afternoon drinks.

Junelia Aguira and Ash Changler

Junelia Aguiar and Ash Chandler

Kishore Bajaj and Ash Chandler

Kishore Bajaj and Ash Chandler

Later that night I had dinner at Cafe Goa (they’re going to launch a new Mediterranean menu soon, that chef means business!) and spotted Ash Chandler and girlfriend Junelia Aguiar having drinks with close friends TC & Nathalie Ressencourt De Sousa, Kishore Bajaj, Kishore F.D. Shamita Singha and Fahad Samar (who somehow managed to do the MidDay brunch at the Oberoi and still made it across town to Bandra for drinks. What troopers!)

P.S. They do singles night with free house cocktails from 8:30pm -9:30pm every Thursdays drop by and grab a drink!
Dress Code: Goa Style

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Could this be the Slumdog Effect?

Mallika Sherwat and Yaani

Mallika Sherwat and Yaani

Seriously I’m beginning to think this might be some kind of crazy conspiracy to blow my mind, that or Mallika Sherawat has some seriously wicked PR skills. Remember her new found friendships with Oprah Winfrey and Usher? Well guess who just became the most recent addition to that list? The 54-year-old Greek legend Yanni! How weird is that. Right?!

He dedicated his new song “Changes” to her at the “Yanni Voices” concert in Los Angeles. In front of a crowd of 7,000 music enthusiasts Yanni announced, “This one is for you Mallika.”As you can see from the video clip she was loving it and jumped up to accept the honor, despite the fact that a lot of the audience had no idea who she was (or maybe that’s why?) Granted this happens to also be the first time that Yanni has dedicated his composition to anyone. Apparently he did a solo gig for her post the concert as well!

I hear they met in LA for post-production of her forthcoming film Hisss. But they’ve also exchanged tweets on the  microblogging website Twitter. According to the sources, Yanni invited Mallika to attend his LA concert, to which coyly replied that she would, provided he dedicate a song to her. The video screens showed images of Yanni’s performance in India at the Taj Mahal in March 1997 during the performance.

Of course Mallika couldn’t stop gushing about it (and rightly so) on her Twitter page (which has the creepiest picture of her on display btw!)

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Friday Night Full Tight*

*Friday Night Full Tight loosely translates to “got wrecked” in America speak.

Jonathan Atherton

Jonathan Atherton

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta

Rajat Kapoor, Anubhav Pal and Rahul Da Cunha

Rajat Kapoor, Anubhav Pal and Rahul Da Cunha

Friday night turned out to be quite an epic evening (by which I mean we eventually ended up at Bling.) Starting off with an entertaining stand up act called “Around the World in 80 minutes” by Jonathan Atherton who does a fair amount of cultural mimickery amid his mostly self-effacing humor. (I find Mumbai laughs loud and easily at most stand up comics. We’re good like that.) The only slightly uncomfortable silence during the show was when he (rather seriously) mentioned that abused women make better lovers. Followed by no punchline. Er… Spotted Lara Dutta, Rajat Kapoor, Anubhav Pal and Rahul Da Cunha all in for the gig as well.

Juhi Pande

Juhi Pande

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missmalini and Abhay Deol

Abhay Deol

Abhay Deol

After the show we all headed over to Zenzi for drinks where I ran into a very pretty Juhi Pande and an equally friendly Abhay Deol. It’s impossible to dislike anyone with dimples I feel. He was really sweet about posing for these pictures and (as is my fate) must have assumed I was a fan. I kinda am now.

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The tree outside Bling which we usually end up at around 7am!

Polly Esthers

Polly Esthers

So we ended up going from Zenzi to Shiro to Oba to Polly to Bling (where after they shut for the general public I think they reopened for Sohail Khan and crew.) Luckily this time we made it home before dawn and woke up the next afternoon and went straight to Salt Water Cafe for lunch. Yum. As we were leaving we spotted this heavily guarded ride. Wonder who’s it is. Anyone?

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Aza you like it!

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Shaheen Abbas & Sangeeta Khanna

Alka with designer Kruti Savla

Alka Nishar and designer Kruti Savla

Malini Agarwalla & Daughter

Malini Agarwalla and Devangi

Sharmila & Shaan Khanna

Sharmila & Shaan Khanna

Smita Sawhney and Larra Shah

Smita Sawhney and Larra Shah

Mumbai’s swish set (especially the ladies) are definitely back in business. Literally. Alka Nishar and Aza kicked off their Aza Accessories Carnival and revamped the entire store for a 2-day unique shopping experience that not only brought in the hottest accessory designers from across the country,  but also allowed guests to pamper themselves with a nail spa and foot massages (hot favorites with the rich and restless),  get their fortunes told and solve all their fashion faux-pas with a personal shopper.

Alka Nishar and daughter Devangi welcomed guests and designers alike, Shaan & Sharmila Khanna, Asha Patel, Nandini Sen, Nayaab Udas, Nayntara Thacker, Haseena Jethmalani, Penny Patel, Poonam Soni and Jamini Ahluwalia (designers) Malini Agarwalla, Shaheen Abbas and Sangeeta Khanna. Personal shopper Smita Sawhney and tarot card reader Larra Shah were busy for much of the day.

Ah! the good life.

Haseena Jethmalani and Penny

Haseena Jethmalani and Sangeeta Chopra

P.S. Haseena and Sangeeta seemed oddly in uniform. Unless this happens to be the cut and color of the season, HHC?

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Royal Brunch with the Peacocks (and a Tigress!)

Amreet Maghera and Anupama Verma

Amrit Maghera and Anupama Verma

Nethra Raghunathan

Nethra Raghunathan

Narayani Shastri, Rahul Aggarwal and Riyaaz Amlani

Narayani Shastri, Rahul Aggarwal and Riyaaz Amlani

Raman Lamba

Raman Lamba

Bunty Grewal and Zulfi Sayed

Bunty Grewal and Zulfi Sayed

Rashmi Nigam

Rashmi Nigam

Shravan Chhabria and Jimmy Felix

Shravan Chhabria and Jimmy Felix

Minisha Lamba and Mr. Dilawar Nensey

Minisha Lamba and Mr. Dilawar Nensey

So Sunday was brunch day. Apart from Del Italia’s first anniversary (pictures coming soon) the launch of the Imperial Palace, the new 5-star property which promises a 17th century experience of royalty happened over brunch hosted by Mr. Amir Nensey, Chairman, Royal Palms India Pvt Ltd along with Muhamed Nensey, Managing Director and Dilawar Nensey, Jt. Managing Director.

The hotel was inaugurated by guest of honor, Shri Ashok Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra along Shri Gurudas Kamat, Minister of Communication & IT.

Spotted: Minisha Lamba, Raman Lamba, Kelly Dorjee, Chetan Bhagat & wife, Pradeep Hirani, Shane & Falguni Peacock, Matan Schabracq,  Sharad Kapoor, Hanif Hilal, Ashmit Patel, Riyaaz Amlani (how’d he manage to be at both?!), Vanadana Sajnani & Rajesh Kakkad, Mouni Roy, Zulfi Sayed, Nethra Raghunathan, Natasha Suri, Ashok Salian, Suved Lohia, Tulip Joshi, Rashmi Nigam, Narayani Shastri, Rahul Aggarwal, Ritik Bhasin, Shweta Salve, Shabir Ahluwalia, Kanchi Kaul, Nihar Pandya, Kashmira Irani, Megha Kawale, Niketan Madhok, Sunny Sara, Amreet Maghera, Anupama Verma, Bunty Grewal, Harrison, Sucheta Sharma, Muzzamil Ibrahim, Shravan Chhabria and Jimmy Felix.

Shane & Falguni Peacock

Shane & Falguni Peacock

On a side note I have always wondered how Shane @ Falguni Peacock got their slightly OTT last name. (Come on it must have crossed your mind too right?) HHC ladies would you know? I mean how many “Peacocks” do you know personally? They even have a swanky website dedicated to high luxury prêt called Peacock Couture. Meanwhile a bird of a different feather is evidently out and about again. Anupama Verma broke out the animal print for the occassion, remiscent of Indian royalty engaged in their favorite pastime of Tiger hunting. I wonder if she’s trying to snag herself a prince! I’m still pretty impressed by her flawless performance on Big Boss, and apparently so was the unsuspecting Aryan Vaid!

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