Kanika Kapoor_Shahrukh Khan
I still haven’t got my finger on that one thing that Shahrukh Khan has for the female singers. Wonder what it is! SRK’s soft-corner for Priyanka Chopra, especially when she was trying to establish herself as a singer is now a well-debated story. People got them married too. But yeah Shahrukh went all out to help Priyanka Chopra wether it was helping her to tie-up with Pit Bull or Akon or helping her with top-notch producers in the US.
Now Shahrukh Khan is doing the same with one-song-wonder, Kanika Kapoor. He got her the gig at IPL gala in Abu Dhabi and also a song in his movie – Happy New Year. Kanika did the ‘Mohini’ number , a-la Tezaab for Farah Khan’s Happy New Year. I have attached a small video clipping of Happy New Years promo where SRK takes Kanika’s name. Have you ever heard Shahrukh take a singer’s name in a movie promo? Forget him taking a singer’s name, he hasn’t ever taken the name of the movie’s music director(s) ever! Here is the video: SRK2
It is not easy to make a foothold in Bollywood but with backers like SRK, Kanika Kapoor is having a dream run. Kanika has signed up with the Moranis’ Cineyug for international shows and Shahrukh has advised her to have some other promoter for the India market. In fact it is SRK who helped Kanika for an album that’s going to feature Kanika with comedy-king Kapil Sharma.
The word ‘Remington’ must be taking you on a nostalgic trip to the days of typewriters. Well most of us (at least the men) associate Remingtom with typewriter or Remington Steele – The TV series epitomized by Pierce Brosnan. The origins of the “Remington” name date back to the formation of E. Remington and Sons, a firearms maker founded in 1816. E. They made occasional forays into products but its most significant side venture was when inventor Christopher Sholes persuaded the firearms company to help him develop the typewriter with the QWERTY keyboard, which is still the standard today. But now Remington is the hautest name in women and men grooming products. Priyanka Chopra uses it and so does Tina Fey of Hollywood. Celebrities swear by the Sleek & Curl straighteners by Remington. They are coated with Teflon Ceramic Tourmaline and heat up in just 15 seconds.
Now Remington is coming to India with a Joint Venture partner and guess who is the Brand Ambassadress of the iconic Remington Grooming Products for the India…It’s none other than socialite cum fashionista – Tanisha Mohan. I won’t say much wether Tanisha qualifies to be a Brand Ambassadress of such a reputed global brand but this much I can say that her immense networking skills will definitely push the brand immensely.
A bit of history on Remington – When Victor Kiam died in 2001 the family sold Remington to the battery company Rayovac. Rayovac changed its name to Spectrum Brands and markets Remington brand men’s and women’s electric shavers, hair clippers, beard and moustache trimmers, nose and ear hair trimmers, foot massagers, make-up mirrors, heated hair rollers, blow dryers, and curling irons and flat irons.
Priyanka Chopra walked the ramp for the American label, Bisou-Bisou on the final day of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013. Wonder why she walked for a label that’s almost forgotten by fashionistas. Unless off-course she was paid big-bucks to do so.
Piggy Chops wore a a very basic black one-shoulder Peplum top paired over a knitted/jersey bottom. In fact she wore the same ensemble what the designer for Bisou-Bisou, Michele Bohbot wore. They were like sisters-in arms on the ramp.
But then that’s not what bothered me. It was that fugly ‘Camel Toe’ that Priyanka Chopra strutted in that made me go – Eeeeekkkks! Bottoms made out of jersey or knits are prone to cause the ‘Camel Toe’ faux pas but when one is a showstopper, she can’t afford to strut down the ramp flashing a fugly ‘Camel Toe’. A different underwear could have taken care of the problem PeeCee darling!!!
Recently I read about Sobhaa De’s ‘overwhelming experience’ aboard Vijay Mallya’s luxury yacht, Kalizma on her Blog. India Forum readers had a lot to comment about it. This is what Sobhaa wrote, “On a personal note, thanks to our host Vijay Mallya, my husband and I were fortunate enough to spend a few nights on the same bed Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor had shared on their splendid yacht, the matchless ‘Kalizma’, which Vijay now owns! As you can imagine, it was an overwhelming experience!!” Well this is not the first time Sobhaa De and her compulsory baggage, dear hubby, Dilip De had enjoyed Mallya’s hospitality aboard his luxurious yacht. Sobhaa De has a weakness for junkets – a scribe’s parlance for all-paid-for-trip! A few years back De was with Vijay Mallya on his yacht holidaying and the beauty was anchored in Monaco. No sooner did Sobhaa De discover it was Ronaldo Luiz’s yacht anchored next to Mallya’s, she hopped on to Ronaldo’s yacht. Ronaldo was partying with his buddies and babes and had run out of champagne. Star-struck Sobhaa De found it to be the most opportune moment and volunteered to organise some champagne. She quickly got back to Mallya’s yacht and asked a deck-hand to bring over a case of Dom Perignon to Ronaldo’s yacht. Poor Mallya must be cursing under his breath.
Then we have this gold-digging NRI Aunty – Kanika Chandhok, who post her divorce insists to be called Kanika Kapoor. She was at the nightclub – Project in London where incidentally the biggest soccer star – Lionel Messi dropped in. Kanika jumped all the velvet-ropes and almost landed on Messi and smothered him with kisses. Poor guy was just dealing with her as yet another crazy fan. Kanika literally offered herself on a platter but Messi wasn’t interested in a old hag. But the gold-digger managed to get a snap of hers with Messi, which she flaunts, garnished with some spicy story.
We also have B-Town girls running into soccer stars. Most recently it was Priyanka Chopra who met Cristiano Ronaldo in Miami and she too didn’t miss on the the photo-op. which was promptly posted on Twitter. Bollywood Gandu gave the best description on Piggy Chops’ outfit that she looked like the goal-post in that netted ensemble. Bipasha Basu ran into Cristiano Ronaldo in Berlin and they smooched too. It was the final straw that snapped her years old affair with John Abraham.