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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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Ekta Kapoor for Verve cover

Czarina Of Celebration

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photograph by Dabboo Ratnani

Straddling the small and the big screens with her famous Midas touch, Ekta Kapoor has every reason to raise a toast to her life. No wonder then that she is a warm host and a coveted guest on the party circuit. She speaks about the real essence of celebration....
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Karan Johar for Verve cover

Hosting A Hit

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photograph by Dabboo Ratnani

He is the host with an innate ability to make his guests feel welcome and at home. One of the most popular personalities in show business, he can liven up an evening with his charming personality and witty repartee. A man of many roles, Karan Johar unwinds about the different hues of celebration
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Amy Jackson
November 21, 2013

Dance of the Peacock

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographs by Joy Dutta. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani

Verve cover girl, British model, Amy Jackson on becoming a desi heroine
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