In the wee hours of the morning here in India, the biggest and most glamorous night in Hollywood took place – the Oscars. Now in its 91st year, the Academy Award is recognised as the top honour in the world’s film industry, and it is every actor’s and filmmaker’s dream to win an Oscar! This year’s ceremony was full of nostalgia, can’t-miss moments, and host-less as Guneet Monga won the Best Documentary Short award for co-producing the Indian sanitary pad makers’. Black Panther became Marvel Studios’ first Oscar winner and Mahershala Ali won a second Oscar in three years. Additionally, it has forever been the fashion Olympics for Hollywood’s brightest stars. Style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Nicole Kidman regularly steal the show, while risky contenders like Lupita Nyong’o still live in our hearts. In our Feature Story we look at some of the most stylish ladies to have graced the prestigious red carpet in years past and the winners who’ve made movie history this year.
As always, we continue to bring you a rich assortment of content for your reading pleasure. Check out our interviews with the likes of Deepanjali Dalmia, an entrepreneur, and Aadit Zaveri a Squash player in People in Focus. Ever fancied a trip to Europe? It’s a wonderful place to spend your summer vacations. Find out what model turned actor and titleholder of Miss India Earth 2014, Alankrita Sahai got up to during her jaunt to Europe.
Hollywood actors Chris Pratt and Natalie Portman know all too well that there’s more to film acting than just, well, acting. Looking the part—especially when you’re playing an out-of-this-world superhero or a ballet dancer — is just as important as memorising lines and delivering them with gusto. Read our Mind & Body section to find out more about celebrity workouts, which will show that these stars have used some of the best training out there to get in shape.
Lastly, be ready to get amazed by the grandeur in our Wedding Moments sections where we feature Lakshita wedding to and Krishna. We also have Kanak’s wedding to Shan. Needless to say, they were both true examples of Big Fat Indian Weddings.
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Huma Bilgrami Latif