In her own League
In a Marilyn Monroe meets Freida Kahlo look,realised through a red Dolce & Gabbana dress,Sonam Kapoor outshone –in style–not only the Indian contingent at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival but many other global divas who dazzle the glamour world with their pomp and prettiness. This was for The Winners Dinner at Cannes,where Sonam’s matching pumps,a red lipstick and bejeweled tied-up braids. Just a little before that,her appearance on the red carpet in an Alexander McQueen tulle gown was a mix of the old and the new grandmother neckline and sleeves,detailed embroidery worn with minimal jewels and Bloody Mary red nails. We love the Roger Vivier pumps and the nude underlining of the gown.
Gunning for a tribute
Guns N’ Roses’ era-defining style will be paid a special tribute to through a collaborative gig this Wednesday. To be hosted at Swig – Bar & Eatery,Koregaon Park,the performers will include Point Blanc,Silver and Among (Agnee). The tribute show has been christened ‘A Million Dollars’ and will present the American rockers’ landmark tracks and most popular sing-along hits. Rocking the stage will be Aakash Keluskar,aka,Cash (Point Blanc/vocals),Brad Nipps (Point Blanc/guitar),Savio Sebastian (Silver/guitar),Among (Agnee/bass),and Amit Gods (Silver/drums).
Scripted to perfection
After having won the national award for best screenplay for the movie Shala ,screenplay writer Avinash Deshpande has now added another feather to his cap. Deshpande won the award for the Best Screenplay at the New York Film Festival,which was announced on May 28. Deshpande who is a professor at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) teaches screenplay writing to the direction course students. Speaking on the win he says,Adapting the novel into a movie was a challenge because it was a 300-pages long. And making a script for the entire book would make it a 12-hour long movie! So we had to be selective about everything. The story is set in the 1970s in rural India and tells the story of four kids from the ninth grade and their lives. I consciously took the decision to not meet the author,Milind Bokil,till I had completed the script. Once it was done,and I showed him the same,he said he was assured his book was in safe hands, Deshpande laughs.