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John Abraham, Bollywood Actor
October 12, 2013

Going Beyond Oomph

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Joy Datta. Styling by Nirali Mehta. Assisted by Anuradha Gandhi. Make-up by Venkadesh Reddiar. Hair by Neha Gadhwalla. Location courtesy: Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

Over the years, he burned the road with his powerful drives and sizzled the silver screen with his red-hot physique. No wonder then that John Abraham seemed to be continually living life in the torrid zone. Of late, the good-natured, down-to-earth star has reinvented himself to emerge as a stronger performer on celluloid and a producer who has delivered convincing out-of-the-box hits. The star interacts with Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena on life, on his style quotient, his formula for the marquee and his personal highs
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John Abraham, Bollywood Actor
October 07, 2013

Going Beyond Oomph

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Joy Datta. Styling by Nirali Mehta. Assisted by Anuradha Gandhi. Make-up by Venkadesh Reddiar. Hair by Neha Gadhwalla. Location courtesy: Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

Over the years, he burned the road with his powerful drives and sizzled the silver screen with his red-hot physique. No wonder then that John Abraham seemed to be continually living life in the torrid zone. Of late, the good-natured, down-to-earth star has reinvented himself to emerge as a stronger performer on celluloid and a producer who has delivered convincing out-of-the-box hits. The star interacts with Verve on life, on his style quotient, his formula for the marquee and his personal highs
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Ileana Dcruz, Bollywood Actress
September 15, 2013

Bride Unbound

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographed by Abhay Singh. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani and Nirali Mehta. Assisted by Shirin Salwan. Make-up and Hair by Daniel Bauer, Artist Factory India. Location courtesy: ITC Grand Central, Mumbai.

Childhood crushes and unrequited affections. Reel romances and real loves. Formal marriages and live-in relationships. On the eve of her second Hindi film release, Ileana D’Cruz gets up front and personal in a chatathon with Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena, showing a degree of maturity beyond her years when she speaks candidly about a love that liberates and what makes for true commitment between a woman and her Mr Right
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Katrina Kaif, Bollywood Actress

View From The Top

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographed by Atul Kasbekar. Styling by Nirali Mehta.

Today, one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood, Katrina Kaif is sitting pretty with coveted brand endorsements, big-budget films and foot-stomping item songs in her kitty, as she fuels many fantasies. Post Chikni chameli, in early 2012, she sizzled across the silver screen in her sensuous number Ishq shava in Yash Chopra’s last magnum opus, Jab Tak Hain Jaan. The 29-year-old reel diva chats with Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena about the power and highs of being in the movies
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Anushka Sharma, Bollywood Actress
December 10, 2012

Lights Camera Anushka!

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographed by Avinash Gowariker. Styling by Nirali Mehta. Make-up by Puneet Saini. Hair by Gabriel Georgiou, Anima Creative Management.

With her recently released Yash Raj Films’ production, Jab Tak Hain Jaan, And with more prestigious projects in her kitty, the hardworking star is on a roll, romancing the lens with ease. Anushka Sharma chatS with Verve about celebrating life and stardom
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Mausam, Lovleen Bains for Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, Bollywood Style Awards

Bollywood Style Awards 2012

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographed by Manmeet Bhatti. Styling by Nirali Mehta.

Indian cinema has proven with its recent offerings that it can confidently step up to the plate and serve style that matches the character and mood of the movie rather than cook up a half-baked stew of fashion and metre. As Verve pointed out last year, couture has found a definite place in Indian cinema, whether through a subtle pair of designer shades or through a statement handbag. The good news is high fashion isn’t being used as candy floss on the big screen – it’s playing a specific role. Costumiers are equally willing to turn to village threads for authenticity, or design garish, bordering-on-the-vulgar outfits for a real-life character, as they are to doll up their actors in an international label. While there may not be any path-breaking moves here, costume design 2011 has been authentic, stylish and character-oriented. It sets the stage to push the envelope further, away from the sensationalist and dysfunctional ensembles of the past. Verve picks out four movies that impressed with their true-to-the-grain styling, and Verve recreates these looks with young actors Sarah Jane Dias and Sahil Shroff
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