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January 05, 2015

Curators of Style

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographed by Rohan Shrestha. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Assisted by Shirin Salwan. Make-up by George P Kritikos, Anima Creative Management. Hair by Francee Evripidou, Anima Creative Management. Location courtesy: The Charcoal Project, Mumbai

These stylish, poised women have created a name for themselves in the designing world, each with a distinctive sense of aesthetics and style. Sussanne Khan for her interior design and curated home store, Farah Khan Ali for her jewellery brand and Simone Arora for her fabric design and recently-opened concept home boutique. Sanjay and Zarine Khan’s daughters are creative, dedicated and spirited women of substance, discovers Verve
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Sonam Kapoor
November 25, 2014

Sonam Kapoor: In Her Own Skin

Text and Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Photographed by Ishaan Nair. Assisted by Shirin Salwan. Make-up and hair by Namrata Soni. Location courtesy: Chairman’s Suite, The Westin Mumbai Garden City Hotel.

There’s this thing about perennial style. You have it…or you don’t. Nobody can impart it to you just as no one can snatch it away from you. It envelops you; it influences your choices, your mindset, your way of life in general. Sonam Kapoor is one with such a gift, a fashion icon at a ridiculously young age, bearing the mantle of this title with typical nonchalance and good cheer. Verve delves into what makes her so...
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Aditi Rao Hydari Bollywood Verve Cover September Bridal Cover Louis Vuitton
September 25, 2014

The Incurable Romantic

Text by Simone Louis. Photographed by Aneev Rao. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up and hair by Bianca Hartkopf, Toabh Talent Management.Assistant Photographer: Sudhanva Atri. Special thanks to Emirates Airlines. Special thanks to South Africa Tourism. Location courtesy: Imbali Safari Lodge

From demure newbie to spunky dynamo, Aditi Rao Hydari has come a long way. She is a girl who finds ardour in everyday things and the actor – despite some highs and lows in reel and real life – believes that happy endings, though rare, do exist. Verve engages in a freewheeling tête-à-tête with the blithe spirit who speaks about her passions and pursuits
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Alia Bhatt
August 26, 2014

Highway to Fame

Text by Viseshika Sharma. Photographed by Abhay Singh. Styling by Shirin Salwan. Make-Up and Hair by Kritika Gill.

Pretty and dimpled, she’s the newest wunderkind of Indian cinema. She’s grown with each role, expanding her skills at a phenomenal rate, earning praise from critics and directors alike. Verve meets Alia Bhatt for a chat about technique, travel and the best part of being an Indian
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Kalki featured
July 28, 2014

No Airs, All Grace

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographed by Jatin Kampani. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up and hair by Clint Fernandes

She’s like a delightful elf, a wisp of fresh air, youthful, light-hearted and effortlessly chic. The face of alternate cinema and an agreeable player in mainstream blockbusters, Kalki Koechlin is malleable and experimental, making her the perfect muse for Verve’s art issue. Verve explores the creative inspirations that define her personality and talent
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Kangana Ranaut June Power cover story for Verve

Queen Bee

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Jatin Kampani. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Assisted by Shirin Salwan. Make-up and hair by Marianna M, Tobah Model Management

Amidst the big blockbusters that hit the silver screen with much brouhaha, quietly came a movie this year that garnered both critical acclaim and box-office ratings. Queen shone with its sincerity and simplicity. Its lead performer, Kangana Ranaut – in a bravura act carried the movie on her slender shoulders as she morphed into the simple, innocent Rani and received kudos from every quarter. The actor speaks eloquently about the highs and lows on the route to the top
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Verve Man Arjun Kapoor, hot new star of Bollywood

Finding Arjun

Text by Neha Gupta. Photographs by Rohan Shrestha. Styling by Shirin Salwan. Make-up by Bianca Hartkopf, Toabh Model Management. Hair by Danish, for Hakims Aalim. Watches courtesy TAGHeuer. Location courtesy ITC Maratha, Mumbai.

Endowed with a rapier sharp, entertaining wit, he is aware of his growing popularity in the industry and is slowly learning to open up to the new people who have begun to amble into his life post his silver screen success. Yet, despite an admirable fan following, Arjun Kapoor is still single and fancy free – and that is not for want of trying. Powering his way to the spotlight, the 2 States actor reveals his various shades
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Kangana Ranaut Verve Power cover 2014

Kangana Speak

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photograph by Jatin Kampani

The star of Verve's June 2014 power issue is Indian cinema actor, Kangana Ranaut. Check out 10 power quotes from the 'Queen Bee'....
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Jacqueline Fernandez for Verve April 2014
April 20, 2014

Sugar and Spice

Text and Styling by Shirin Salwan. Photographs by Rohan Srestha

Bubbly and chirpy one minute, serious and pragmatic the other, Jacqueline Fernandez will charm you with her warmth and vivacity. The former Sri Lankan beauty queen has come a long way since her Bollywood debut
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Nargis Fakhri Feb Verve cover
February 26, 2014

Crazy Stupid Love

Text by Viseshika Sharma. Photographed by Prasad Naik. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani.

She’s a pulse-stopper who is wise about matters of the heart. The free-spirited Nargis Fakhri, In a contemplative mood, chats about her lust for life
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Nimrat Kaur The Lunchbox Verve Cover
January 27, 2014

Scripting Her Own Path

Text by Neha Gupta. Photographs by Aneev Rao. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani

She started with ad films, went on to dazzle with her versatility on stage and then catapulted into a noticeable entity on screen. Actor Nimrat Kaur talks about the impact of a traumatic childhood, her independent teen years, and what’s holding her back from signing a new film
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Priyanka Chopra for Verve Cover

Little Grown-Up Girl

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photograph by Dabboo Ratnani

Priyanka Chopra has had to take leaps and become an adult when her peers were bunking school. She’s tumbled into several coming-of-age moments; ones that define her and some that continue to plague her. The top-rung Hindi film actor and experimental singer opens up about her self-esteem issues, growing up, making mistakes and finding herself
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