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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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IIFA goes Bling Bling!

Apart from film, fashion was on the menu at IIFA this weekend. Designer Manav Gangwani and jewelery designer Farah Khan Aqeel showed their latest collections at the IIFA fashion show held in Macau on Friday night.

Diya Mirza, Dino Morea and Manav

Diya Mirza, Dino Morea and Manav Gangwani

Manav Gangwani’s collection “Serenity” was themed in white, green and gold. The show stoppers for Manav Gangwani were Madhavan, Dia Mirza and Dino Morea. (Dia Mirza in a heavily embroidered, lehenga sparkling with Swarovski crystals, teamed with a matching corset with jewelery by Farah Khan. Dino in an ivory sherwani appliqued with ivory velvet and further accented with Swarovski crystals and beads. Madhavan wore gold lame sherwani, artistically embroidered, once again accented with Swarovski crystals and  bead work.

Hrithik and Susane Roshan

Hrithik and Susane Roshan

Sussane wore an emerald necklace with Columbian pear shape emeralds and diamonds. For Hrithik, Farah designed a pendant suspended on a black chord in the form of a soaring falcon, “I envision seeing him like that so that’s why I designed this specially keeping him in mind.”

Manav. Sussane, Hrithik and Farah

Manav Gangwani. Sussane Roshan, Hrithik Roshan and Farah Khan

Sussane Roshan, Sophie Choudry and Diya Mirza

Sussane Roshan, Sophie Choudry and Diya Mirza

Manav Gangwani, Sophie Choudry and Peter Ander

Manav Gangwani, Sophie Choudry and Peter Ander

Peter Andre

Peter Andre

Manav. Sussane, Hrithik and Farah
Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani

Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani

Manav, peek-a-boob Sophie and Zayed

Manav, peek-a-boob Sophie and Zayed

Much of the glitterati including Zayed Khan, Sophie Choudry (much prefer her pink dress, too much cleavage for comfort in the white one n’est pas HHC?), Raveena Tandon, Lara Dutta, Dia Mirza (skinny legs and all), Malaika Khan, Sussane Roshan, Mugdha Godse, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anil Thadani, Madhur Bhandarkar made bold and bling statements in couture creations by Manav Gangwani and jewelry by Farah Khan at the IIFA Awards this weekend. (The designers in turn got the best possible piggy back ride down the red carpet!) Even Peter Andre adorned the desi dude look (I wonder where THAT random 6 degrees connect happened but go Slumdog nevertheless!) he showed up in a sherwani, funky embroidered canvas kicks and a bejeweled Peacock brooch all.

Bejeweled: (top Left to bottom right) Raveena Tandon, Lara Dutta, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Mughda Godse and Kangana Ranaut

Bejeweled: (top Left to bottom right) Raveena Tandon, Lara Dutta, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Mughda Godse and Kangana Ranaut

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We are family: Sussanne Roshan, Farah Khan Ali and Malaika Khan

Even Farah Khan walked the red carpet in a dress by Manav Gangwani. While Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu and Kangana Ranaut wore her precious jewelery.

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FYI if you’re wondering what the filmy factor is. Farah Khan Ali (married to Aqeel Ali aka DJ Aqeel) is big sis to Sussanne Roshan (wife of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan) and Zayed Khan (married to Malaika Khan) so bling runs in the family!

Farah says, ” My designs are flamboyant, ornate and adventurous. I believe jewelery should make you feel like a princess when you wear it, no matter how big or small the piece of jewelery is, it should be eye catching and make the wearer feel special.”

Suzzane and Hrithik Roshan

Suzzane and Hrithik Roshan

Zayed and Malaika Khan

Zayed and Malaika Khan

Aqeel Ali and Farah Khan Ali

Aqeel Ali and Farah Khan Ali

(I guess it makes total sense now why Farah Khan’s doting hubby, DJ Aqeel Ali’s rocking night club at the Leela Kempinski, Mumbai is called Bling right?!)

Celebrities spotted wearing Manav Gangwani creations and Farah Khans jewellery on the red carpet  were  Sussane Roshan in a Swarovski embellished drape gown, Malaika Zayed Khan in an ombre green, black sari teamed with a fluted blouse, Raveena Tandon in a  red sari with swarovski embellished blouse, Mughda Godse royal blue gown. Also Neil Nitin Mukesh in a black suit with royal blue waistcoat, with hubby Anil Thadani in a grey suit with a red shirt, Madhur Bhandarkar in a black suit with navy shirt,
Farah Khan also wore a  black gown by Manav Gangwani.

Zayed Khan and Sophie Choudhury hosted the show were also dressed in Manav Gangwani. Sophie wore jewelelry by Farah Khan.

Serenity by Manav Gangwani

Despite its subtlety it is still extremely striking. A great mix of the Feminine and the Contemporary. Manav Gangwani will make you re-think your stand on “Couture Clothing”. Clothes to last one a lifetime. “The entire collection tells a story and that’s how I want my clothing to be” says Manav Gangwani!!!

Colors and textures here will be Soft and Sensual. The silhouettes will reflect the Era of the Mughals…… …..and the Royal Age… Ravishingly flowing Anarkalis…..Ornate, heavily encrusted Lehengas….…… yet, the cuts stylized to be contemporary enough for the present day….. ……a unique combination of the yesteryears and today…. mesmerizing……enchanting……artfully fashioned drapes cascading gently…..flamboyant saris….. arresting bodices with appealing manuevers where least expected…..a revelation in each garment……. enthrallingly feminine….. shimmery fabrics…..sheers……chiffon shot with gold…. …….soft gauzy fabrics which are so surreal that they must captivate every woman……. filmy gossamer fabrics lightly touched with shimmering gold through this entire dreamlike collection….As though Fairy fingers had entwined the thread

a thousand trembling orbs of sparkling dew spangle the texture of this fairy loom,– So, Evanescent and Diaphanous….… heavy Brocades…..adding Lavishness beyond compare….. encrusted with swarovski crystals…

This is another riveting collection from Manav Gangwani’s endless repertoire of Creativity……… and every Design is a Masterpiece which any women will yearn to own…………..

Manav. Sussane, Hrithik and Farah

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IIFA up close and personal…

IIFA photos courtesy Ankit Vengurlekar

IIFA photos courtesy Ankit Vengurlekar

Some people have all the luck. I mean imagine flying to Macau to cover the IIFA Awards as part of your job! (I guess I shouldn’t complain my life is pretty awesome too but still. Macau!) So my Twitter buddy @ankitv (who describes himself as a mortal/non-chronological creature/TV presenter/dreamer/adrenaline junkie/wildlife enthusiast/amateur photographer/storyteller and is an anchor and correspondent for CNBC TV18) has very kindly let me hijack photos from his Facebook to share with you. Check it out!

P.S. Who wants to tell Aishwariya that she may have gone a tad overboard on the make up? And I lovelovelove Lara new haircut, she looks absolutely fab and pixie like. Must be love eh Dino?

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Sushmita Sen

Aishwariya Rai Bachchan

Aishwariya Rai Bachchan

Amitabh & Aishwariya Rai Bachchan

Abhishek & Aishwariya Rai Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor

Larra Dutta

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta

Dino Morea

Dino Morea

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan and his wax replica

Amitabh and Aisw Bachchan

Amitabh and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan

Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor

Anushka Sharma

Anoushka Sharma

Raveena Tandon

Suchitra Pillai and Raveena Tandon

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Dino-Lara-Kelly: Happier Times

Happier Times - June 2007

Munish Makhija, Pooja Bhaat, Dino Morea, Lara Dutta and Kelly Dorji with friends

I was house-keeping again stumbled upon this picture from a chance run in with the rich and restless at Indigo, Mumbai nearly two years ago in June 2007. While the oblivious Munish Makhija (aka Muna aka Uddham Singh) blocked the Mrs. Pooja Bhatt Makija‘s 100 watt toothless smile, Dino Morea, Lara Dutta and Kelly Dorji seemed as thick as ever. This happy trio however fell apart when later that year Lara and Kelly’s 8-year romance ended bitterly. Of course the plot thickens (this is Bollywood after all!) and Lara started dating former BF’s BFF Dino. But as they say, all things end badly, or else they would never end and Lara and Dino went splitsville too after recurring run-ins with his former flame Nandita Mahtani.

(Why do I feel like singing the Justin Timberlake song “What goes around goes around goes around comes all the way back around?”)

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