Spirit of summer

As summer sets in,Avirate,a Sri Lankan luxury brand,launched its latest line of apparel,lingerie and accessories with a high tea party at its store at Senapati Bapat Road on Sunday.

Written by Dishya Sharma | Published:April 19, 2013 3:41 am

As summer sets in,Avirate,a Sri Lankan luxury brand,launched its latest line of apparel,lingerie and accessories with a high tea party at its store at Senapati Bapat Road on Sunday. The collection featuring prints in sea elements such as shells and birds,apart from the beaches,will come in shades of reds,yellow and bold nautical stripes accentuated by the elegant lines and beautiful silhouettes. Colourful prints,maxi dresses and kaftans are the key shapes of the collection. Subtle embellishments in mother of pearl,antique trimmings,colourful buttons and zips have also been introduced.

Tracking the witch

The big question this week is “who is the daayan (witch)?” In the city to promote their upcoming movie Ek Thi Daayan,Emraan Hashmi,Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin dazzled Magarpatta City Mall on Tuesday,talking about their roles and the fun they had on the sets. Between taking digs at each other,the team shared that Ek Thi Daayan,scheduled to release today,is a romantic thriller about a magician called Bobo,played by Hashmi. He is romantically involved with Qureshi,who is playing Tamara. The magician hallucinates about a witch and when Lisa Dutt (Koechlin) enters his life,Bobo thinks she is the daayan. Of course,the real question is whether she really is the one. The actors vouched that the movie will not be one of the typical in-your-face horror movies. “It is a psychological thriller which will involve the viewer’s mind right till the climax,” said Hashmi. Playing the role of a bubbly girl for the first time,Koechlin said she is really excited about her part. She added that it felt different to be smiling in a movie since all her previous roles required her to be serious.

Deception Point

Detailing a taut plotline with affable characters,author Shatrujeet Nath was in the city recently for the launch of his book,The Karachi Deception. Held at the ICC Road Crossword,Nath spoke about the plot of the book and the idea that was instrumental in him conceptualising it. The plot,he said,involves the intelligence agencies of India and Pakistan — the RAW and the ISI. “It is about a mission called Project Abhimanyu,which is planned to assassinate a dreaded underworld don from Mumbai who is hiding in Pakistan and assisting the ISI in its proxy war against India,” he explained. Set against the backdrop of global terrorism and the tension between the two countries,he adds that the spy thriller has twists and turns.

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