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Rock On!!

Abhishek Kapoor, Actor, Rock On!!

One rocking voyage

Text by Mamta Badkar. Photograph by Joy Datta

After forgettable forays on screen and an unremarkable directorial debut, Abhishek Kapoor is riding high on the success wave of Rock On!! Talking awards, his collaboration with Farhan Akhtar and his aspirations, Verve finds the director living out his rock anthem Sinbad the Sailor as he continues to follow his passions and navigate untried waters
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Neeta Lulla, Tanishq, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Jodhaa Akbar, Bollywood Style Awards

Bollywood Style Awards 2009

Text by Sohiny Das. Photographs by Anushka Menon. Styling by Apsara Oswal. Realisation by Lamya Bhatri. Make-up by Manzoor Khan. Model: Shazahn Padamsee, Elite Model Management. Location Courtesy: Quorum and 24/7 Poolside, Intercontinental, The Lalit, Mumbai; and Sarai Restaurant, Mumbai

Year 2008 witnessed notable progress in film costume and styling, which go a long way in making the characters what they are, and in turn, making cinema what it is. Bollywood Style Awards returns, to commemorate the forces behind the hangers, drapes, hues, fads and sparkles of tinsel town. Verve sifts through the previous year’s releases and picks the sartorial spectaculars – each distinct, progressive and very well done
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Farhan Akhtar, Bollywood Actor, Producer, Director, Rock On!!!, DIl Chahta Hai

Rocking Star

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photograph By Abheet Gidwani

Heady from the unprecedented success of Rock On!! Bollywood’s latest poster child of youth cinema, Farhan Akhtar talks to Verve about his kind of movies, juggling family life with work and how genes make a difference
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Koel Purie, Bollywood Actress

Drama Queen

Photographs by Akash Mehta. Styling and Text by Hina Oomer-Ahmed. Make-up and hair by Meghna Butani

The most striking thing about Koel Purie is her incredible energy. This is reflected in every part of her life beginning with her home which is a palette of bright blues, pinks and reds. Recovering from an all-night shoot for her latest film, Koel is her effervescent self, chatting about how shuttling between London, Mumbai, Delhi and Goa, when she has some time off has become a way of life for her. Currently working on editing her own film, preparing for the release of Amal, at the London International Film Festival and shooting for Farhan Akhtar’s Rock On, Koel Purie’s on a roll this year. And that’s just the way she likes it
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