While every other girl swears by her choice of outfits and style, fashionista Deepika Padukone confessed that she looks up to her mother when it comes to fashion tips and advice. “My mother has a huge influence on the way that I dress up. As a teenager, I think the way your mother chooses her outfits and dresses up influences your sense of style in a big way. Since I was a kid, I have always looked up to the way she used to dress up. Extremely elegant, graceful and simple,” said Padukone. When asked about her favourite Bollywood style icon, the actress promptly stated that she loves the way Akshay Kumar and Rekha dress up. “They are so stylish! I am sure everyone will agree with me,” quipped Padukone. Well, if that is coming from a style icon herself, then it sure is true.
Subhash Ghai is a very happy man. No, it is not because his ambitious project Kaanchi is set to release soon, but because his dear friend Salman Khan stood up for the film-maker. Recently, during one of Khan’s visits to Ghai’s Whistling Woods Film Institute to meet the students and advise them regarding their career, he noticed that some students were quietly seated as their mentor, Ghai, passed by them. Khan stopped short and reprimanded the students, while telling them to show respect when he (Ghai) was around. Though the actor was told by the film-maker that he had told his students not to stand up as he keeps moving around ten times during a day, but Khan was adamant. Now that is what we call, teaching tehzeeb!
It was an emotional day for Anushka Sharma, as she wrapped up the shoot of Bombay Velvet. The entire unit got together and popped open a bottle of Champagne. A bunch of flowers and a sumptuous chocolate cake with a touching message which read, “Thank you Rosie (her character’s name in the film). All the best to our singing star,” also awaited the actress.
Anushka, who thoroughly enjoyed working in the film over the course of the last one and a half years, was touched by the gesture and at the same time, saddened by the fact that the shoot had come to an end.
Compiled by Namita Nivas with Geety Sahgal, Priya Adivarekar, Siddhi Pathak and agencies