Folks if you thought the much in news Kashmiri lady – Sunanda Pushkar is some small fry, you are highly mistaken. Shashi Tharoor is not the only friend she has from the corridors of power. Tharoor happened recently but Sunanda has been buddy-buddy (f*#^K buddy???) with a very senior Congressman who is a Cabinet Minister in the present government too. The minister has business interests in Dubai and that’s where the ‘Rendezvous’ happened. The only difference between the Senior Minister and Tharoor is that the senior guy kept it well under wraps while our ‘foot-in-the-mouth’ minister tagged her along as his arm candy and even professed marriage. (Poorna: Show-stopper @ HDIL Couture Week for Manish Malhotra)
What is it about IPL that attracts women? Can’t be Lalit Modi? He lisps badly and is definitely not a looker. Must be the celeb factor and the moolah that IPL offers.
Poor Laila Mallya whom I met in Bangalore and found to be humble and grounded became front-page news for being Modi’s obedient Executive Assistant but how many of us know that our dapper Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel’s darling daughter Poorna is much more active in IPL and definitely uses Daddy dear’s clout for Lalit Modi’s benefit. The ambitious hospitality initiative of IPL Season 3, Club Lounge, is said to be Poorna’s brainchild. The scheme offers loaded fans five-star hotel stays, rides in chauffeur-driven luxury sedans, and an opportunity to rub shoulders with star cricketers and the who’s who of the glamour world (rather trashy ones) during and after the 60 IPL matches. The Fashion Tamasha is also part of this package. The price? A hefty Rs 50,000 for a single match and Rs 22 lakh for the full package of 60 games.
When SRK got stuck in Eden Gardens for not getting clearance for the Club Lounge from PWD, Poorna was the one to use her clout and get PWD Minister Kshiti Goswami to bail them out.
Anymore daughter of top politicos or business tycoons hidden somewhere in IPL management???