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Deepika Padukone, Bollywood Actress

Killing them softly with her smile…

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographs by Prasad Naik. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up and hair by Subhash Vagal

She responds to questions with wide-eyed innocence. She will giggle and toss her head, even shriek with laughter. But to get her to reveal her innermost thoughts is a real job, discovers Verve as she engages Deepika Padukone, voted the ‘Hottest Girl on Earth’ by a men’s monthly, in a freewheeling chat
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Dia Mirza, Bollywood Actress
September 22, 2009

Dream A Little Dream…

Text by Nisha Jhangiani. Photographs By Colston Julian. Styling By Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up by Ojas Rajani. Hair by Shobha Kewal. Location courtesy: The Oberoi, Bali. Special thanks to Louis Vuitton.

She played a gutsy and gorgeous bride in Lage Raho Munnabhai, but Dia Mirza is a few years away from essaying this role in reality. In between promoting and shooting for her current roster of films that include surreal screenplays like Kaun Bola and laugh-a-minute capers like Fruit N Nut, she escapes to The Oberoi Bali with the Verve crew and Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2009 line, where she shares her romantic fantasies, wedding wish lists and idyllic honeymoon spots with Verve
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Genelia D’Souza, Bollywood Actress

Not Just Sitting Pretty

Text by Sona Bahadur. Photographs by Vishesh Verma. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up by Sonic, for M.A.C. Hair by Jyoti, for Kaaya and Kromakay Salons. Location courtesy: Hamilton Studio, Mumbai

She’s new wave. She’s old-school. She’s a mad hatter. She’s sorted. Genelia D’Souza is a quirky alchemy of contrasts. Bollywood’s perky beauty is also the perfect embodiment of New India’s easy-cool take on life. Verve finds the bubblicious actress doesn’t have to try too hard. She just is
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Anoushka Shankar, Sitar Player

Stringing the world along

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographs by Colston Julian. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up and hair by Anu Kaushik. Assisted by Sonali Simon

Anoushka Shankar has several pet names, a big laugh that she tries unsuccessfully to tame and two bouquets of flowers that have arrived suddenly at her door. And the young virtuoso sitar player has the world at her fingertips, discovers Verve
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Shereen Bhan, Journalist

Shereen’s moment

Text by Parmesh Shahani. Photographs by Vikram Bawa. Styling by Hina Oomer-Ahmed. Make-up and hair by Manzoor Khan

2008 has been the year of financial highs and lows. From the giddy summit of January to the current turbulence, as the stock market fluctuates wildly and corporate plans get redrawn, one calm face reassures us time and again. Shereen Bhan. Verve trails business television’s enigmatic sweetheart
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Karisma Kapoor, Bollywood Actress

Quiet Poise

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographs By Vikram Bawa. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up and hair by Subhash Vagal

Karisma Kapoor may have given the silver screen a miss these last few years, but she cannot escape the public gaze as she continues to redefine and grow her sense of style. Here is up-to-the-moment dressing ensconced in a gentle vibe from another era, discovers Verve who probes the reclusive fashion diva’s style depths
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