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You really need to hold on your breath to see what’s there inside the story. Well, it’s about none other than the sexy siren of Bollywood, the ‘Chikni Chameli’ herself, Katrina Kaif. And the occasion, her swimsuit photo shoot for Harpers Bazaar Bride’s latest edition. Katrina was accompanied by the ace designer and friend Manish Malhotra in Maldives. Katrina briefed her journey with this caption: “Maldives …. Harpers Bazaar Bride India shoot. 3 planes and a 12 hour journey later….we have reached.” Talking about Katrina, she looked sizzling in her white cut-out swimsuit that glowed under the rainbow sky. Katrina looked every inch of hotness personified during the shoot. Lately, she was going through an emotional turmoil post her alleged break-up with boyfriend, Ranbir Kapoor. There were speculations doing rounds about their togetherness again, after the break-up. But as usual no confirmation yet.Whatever it be, Katrina is a »
Written & Directed by Leena Yadav
Long after Parched played out its poignant plot, I kept thinking about the four women at the forefront of Leena Yadav’s sparkling saga of patriarchal tyranny. The enduring grief and the brief bouts of buoyancy that Rani (Tannishtha Chatterjee), Lajjo (Radhika Apte), Bijlee (Surveen Chawla) and Janaki (Lehar Khan) carry with themselves, lingers in our hearts and minds long after the last frame of Leena’s luminous work dies down.
The film is shot with such inescapable beauty by Russell Carpenter (who moves with fluent fecundity from the soggy sappiness of Titanic to the parched desertscape of this walloping work on women’s empowerment) that you fear for the inner lives of the characters. Would their emotional existence be able to withstand the sheer extraneous splendor of the storytelling?
The answer, my friend, is blowing passionately in the winds. »
- Subhash K Jha
2 items from 2016
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