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Shilpa Shetty

Kareena Kapoor, Bollywood Superstar

In association with CARTIER It has not been easy to pin down on paper a select 50. For all over the country – and world – there are innumerable Indian women who are taking charge, breaking boundaries and coming out ahead of the curve. Even in a tough economic climate, core competencies, the willingness to adapt and an unwavering discipline have taken many of these women flying through the turbulence. Verve handpicks a set of the big players who continued to hit the headlines in the past year, whether in retaining their choice positions, causing a flurry overseas, grabbing 15 minutes of well deserved fame or raising their own bar. And, best of all, they don’t wear their gender on their sleeve
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Shilpa Shetty, Bollywood Actress

Madame Butterfly

Text by Sona Bahadur. Photographs by Atul Kasbekar. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Assisted by Hina Oomer-Ahmed. Set-design by Lamya Bhatri. Make-up by Kapil Bhalla. Hair by Latika

She’s become a leading lady in the opera of cultural change. After her own astonishing metamorphosis post-Celebrity Big Brother, Shilpa Shetty has been elegantly flapping her wings around select projects that reinforce her enormous brand power while also making a positive difference. Verve traces the butterfly effect of the actress-turned-diva’s life as she dons yellow, the colour du jour, for Verve
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