Divalicious

If Vidya Balan insists on harking back to the bygone era with each Sabya-designed ensemble (it’s essentially a prolonged Maharani Gayatri Devi hangover),Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto are saving the day on the red carpet at Festival de Cannes.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: May 18, 2013 3:39 am

If Vidya Balan insists on harking back to the bygone era with each Sabya-designed ensemble (it’s essentially a prolonged Maharani Gayatri Devi hangover),Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto are saving the day on the red carpet at Festival de Cannes. The two ladies seemed to have got it right with both their appearances on Day 2. Kapoor was togged out in a voluminous white Dolce & Gabbana gown with bold floral prints coupled with a Sunita Kapoor necklace and printed pumps. Pinto attended the Jeune & Jolie screening in a glamorous gild web gown custom designed by Indian designer Sanchita Ajjampur.

Disney Dreams

Three students from the city have won a trip to Disneyland Hong Kong. Vivek Iyer,Sanchali Gorde and Sanjal Sangle,along with their families,will join 30 others from across the country for the tour. The contest was part of a campaign by Disney Channel. Called “Jet Set 2”,this was the second edition of the contest that saw children from across the country participate in it. Apart from offering them an opportunity to experience Disneyland,the contest also aimed at reviving the brand’s core philosophy of turning a simple idea into a memorable one — akin to Disney stories.

Two to Tango

In more ways than one,it is a memorable year for actor-director Sachin Pilgaonkar. While he is completing 50 years in the film industry,he is also launching his daughter Shriya in the film Ekulti Ek. While promoting the film in the city recently,he said the film is contemporary and explores many layers of the relationship between a father and his daughter. “Every parent documents his/her child’s childhood memory in pictures. I did the same with Shriya. But now that she is all grown up,I decided to do something big for her. That’s my thought behind producing Ekulti Ek,” he said. Shriya said the film is a perfect launchpad for her. “In the film,my father’s immeasurable experience and my rawness find a beautiful balance,” she says.

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