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By SHAHEEN PARKAR (Mid-Day; December 18, 2009)

Why Gauhar Khan is opening up way after Rocket Singh’s release

All this while, Gauhar Khan preferred to remain mum about Rocket Singh and the buzz about her so-called ‘cold war’ with Shazahn Padamsee who also features in the film.

“I was under contract with Yash Raj not to speak till the film releases. I wanted to respect it even though others may not have,” says the model-turned-actress. “I did not want to have any bad vibes around nor upset anyone. I only wanted my performance to do the talking which I am glad it did.”

At a private screening she received compliments from Yash Chopra as well as her co-star Ranbir Kapoor’s parents Rishi and Neetu Singh. “They telling me that I had done well in the film was huge for me. I was so jittery but the response has been overwhelming.”

She states that after the screening, she went up to Shazahn and wished her luck for her first film. “I don’t even know Shazahn and we didn’t share screen space. Nor were there any film-related events that we would be together. So I really don’t know where all this crept up? Guess this is what happens when there is a PR machinery at work.”

At the moment, it’s only acting for her. “The fashion world and ramp is out for me now. I only want to concentrate on movies.”

She was picked up for Rocket Singh during her television outing Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa. Most viewers would remember her as an extremely emotional contestant who cried often. “But that’s how I am, even off-screen. I always get emotional. I cried even after Rocket Singh’s screening!” she says.

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Friends walk the ramp for Karan Johar, but the designs bear no resemblance to his personal style

By Mitali Parekh (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 17, 2009)

Karan Johar has always had an eye for clothes. He has designed the clothes for Shah Rukh Khan since he starred in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in 1995. Having designed clothes for the suave star for about 19 years now, it is natural that he would showcase his line with SRK as the showstopper. Karan has also designed for Shah Rukh when he was the host for KBC3.

The industry turned up to support Karan’s endeavour. He chose to reflect the mood of the 1980s with Michael Jackson tracks playing, and chains, quilting, zippers, buckles, pointed biker shoes and studs. Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan opened the show. Karan had Dino Morea back on the ramp, sporting boxers with a blazer. Randeep Hooda walked the ramp in a suit, but the sprinkling of suits was eminently forgettable. Randeep and Dino were treated like the other models and didn’t appear for the final bow.

Finally, his muse, Shah Rukh, was the show stopper, who walked with Gauri Khan. Gauri, the only female accessory in this all-male show, played the hot rocker chick with pizzazz, in a metallic short skirt and a blouse. SRK sported a dinner jacket with biker jacket detailing with a chain fastening which extended from the breast to the waist pocket.

The collection showcased a range of sherwanis which borrowed the biker influence as well. Hardware and rugged seemed to be the buzzword here. The show, a collaborative effort of designer Varun Bahl and Karan Johar, was not remarkable, but one took note of the detailing.

Karan seems to have brought in is the production value and a sense of presentation, a mainstay in his films. However, if one was expecting his clothes to be an extension of his personal wardrobe, his collection was the polar opposite of his own sense of aesthetics.

Sandeep Khosla turned up, despite having dropped out from the Couture Week. Jaya Bachchan is said to have coaxed him into making an appearance.

Katrina walks the ramp for Salman in a dress hand-painted by him

By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 14, 2009)

For the Couture week on Tuesday night, Katrina Kaif flew in from Bhopal for a day just to be part of the event and walked the ramp in a dress that Salman had hand-painted. The face on the fabric was of a saint.

On her arrival in the morning, Salman showed her the black-and-white fabric painted with the saint’s face. Katrina was completely dazed.

Salman has never painted a dress for anyone before. Trying to contain her excitement hours before the event, Katrina said, “Within hours in the morning, Shane and Falguni Peacock took my measurements and stitched the dress for me. It’s got an amazing feel, flow and look. Almost surreal. I feel different wearing it. I can hardly wait to walk the ramp in it.”

Fashion correspondent Mitali Parekh reports

Salman Khan’s show was a show of power as he got almost every A-list male star to walk the ramp. Saif Ali Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Govinda, Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan all walked. The only female star walking was Katrina Kaif.

Seen in the first row were Preity Zinta, Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Malaika Arora Khan, choreographer Farah Khan, Amisha Patel, Seema Khan, Manish Malhotra, Amrita Arora, Twinkle Khanna and Salman’s mothers Salma and Helen. Sushmita Sen was also seen, though not in the first row.

Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao was spotted before the show started but was not seen in the front row with the stars and star wives.

The clothes were designed by eight designers, Gavin Miguel, Shane and Falguni Peacock, Rocky S and Rohit Gandhi among them. The show was styled by Aki Narula. The gowns were designed from prints of Salman’s paintings. Katrina’s gown was by Falguni and Shane Peacock. Each gown had one painting. There were about 9-10 gowns including Katrina’s. The transfer of the painting onto the fabric and the stitching was all done in three days.

Overall, the show was rather stiff and macabre. It began with children playing on stage. Some of them lay on the ramp while the other kids drew their body’s outline with a sketch pen. Then they retreated to the back of the stage where the kids played on the wooden grid. Towards the end of the show, the kids joined the stars on the stage. Again, all the kids lay on the ramp while now the stars drew the outline of their body with a pen as if they were homicide victims.

Aamir gets Akshay, Saif, Sanjay and Sunny to walk the ramp with him for Salman’s fashion show. Will they overshadow Shah Rukh who will walk the ramp for Karan Johar at the forthcoming couture week?
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 02, 2009)

Shah Rukh Khan

Aamir Khan

Salman Khan

The fashion ramp at the forthcoming couture week in Mumbai will be a veritable war zone from October 11-16 thanks to our Bollywood heroes. First, it was only about Salman Khan and Aamir Khan joining hands to walk the ramp at the couture week for the former’s Being Human brand, and giving stiff competition to common arch rival Shah Rukh Khan who will walk the ramp for Karan Johar, who is launching his own clothesline. Now, Aamir has taken his and Salman’s rivalry with Shah Rukh a step further by personally making sure that some of the hunkiest Bollywood actors walk the ramp for Salman.

Now, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Sunny Deol will also walk the ramp for Salman. A source said, “Aamir has helped Salman get several A-listers. The most surprising bit is that the usually reclusive Sunny Deol has also agreed to be part of Salman’s fashion show. He is known to be a very shy person.”

Our source also revealed that the two warring groups are desperate to be showcased as the couture week’s grand finale show. A source from the event said, “The decision on the grand finale will be taken very soon.”

Akshay Kumar & Saif Ali Khan

Salman and Shah Rukh take their rivalry to the ramp at the upcoming Couture week. While SRK will walk for Karan Johar, Salman counters the move by roping in Aamir Khan
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 29, 2009)

Aamir Khan

The Khans, when not on good terms, can take their rivalry to new levels. There has been a history of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan trying to outdo each other and they have fine-tuned it to an art. When Mumbai Mirror reported that Shah Rukh and Gauri will walk the ramp for Karan Johar, Salman’s immediate reaction was to launch into a contest of one-upmanship. Not content with just using Katrina Kaif as a counter-attack for Gauri, he has convinced Aamir Khan to walk the ramp for his charity, Being Human.

Shah Rukh and Salman are both keen that their show is the grand finale for the Couture Week, which will be held from October 11-16. The final decision is yet to be taken and it will be a tough choice. It will be a rare treat though, to watch Aamir on the ramp. A source confirms the story, “Aamir Khan doesn’t usually walk the ramp. As Salman has personally requested him, he has agreed to do so. Also, since it is for a good cause and charity.”

There is a greater cause than charity though: now it’s two Khans versus one. The war has intensified. Shah Rukh, increasingly isolated, is now pitted against two formidable adversaries: Aamir, a shrewd strategist, and Salman, who will never make it as a diplomat to any country.

Salman khan

Though Salman and Aamir are great pals now, they hadn’t shared a good rapport during the shoot of Andaaz Apna Apna. Salman had taken the surprising initiative to make-up with Aamir when he gifted the latter two paintings of Ghajini a few days before the release of the film. This broke the ice, which was good news for the two stars, but not-so-good news for Shah Rukh.

In the glam world, where showstoppers make all the difference, will Shah Rukh walk away with the glory? Or will Salman triumph with his trump card, Aamir? After all, wanting to come out on top is only being human, isn’t it?

STEALING THE SHOW: Manish Malhotra (centre) with his showstoppers Amrita Rao and Bhaichung Bhutia
Star appeal on the ramp stole the show at Kolkata Fashion Week

TANMOY GHOSH Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; September 16, 2009)

Kolkata Fashion Week – Season II sent the City of Joy into a tizzy what with eminent designers Wendell Rodricks, Rocky S, Zubair Kirmani, Narendra Kumar, Manish Malhotra and Bibi Russell showcasing their creations at the five-day long affair. The event kickstarted with Ritu Kumar rocking the ramp on September 9. The grand finalé on September 13 had Manish Malhotra as the show-stealer.

Bollywood, too, made its presence felt in a big way with Irrfan Khan, Neil Nitin
Mukesh, Nandana Sen, Rimi, Sophie Choudry, Amrita Rao, Sameera Reddy, Mandira Bedi, Minissha Lamba, Riya and Rituparna Sengupta as showstoppers. The star appeal on the ramp continued with Bhaichung Bhutia and Ronit Roy drawing applause from the audience.

If Zubair sprung his showstopping surprise with Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons, Amaan and Aayan, walking the ramp, Rocky S had Virender Sehwag to bowl the maidens over. Designer Tejas Gandhi, on his part, chose real people to walk the walk and that included Indian women’s cricket cap
tain Jhulan Goswami. Kolkata-based designers Monapali, Kiran Uttam Ghosh, Abhishek Dutta, Soumitra Mondal, Dev r Nil too drew loud rounds of applause.

According to a senior official of Mindscapes Maestros Events & Sports Management Limited, the buyer’s section turned out to be a successful platform for all emerging designers this year. “There have been bulk orders and most buyers have shown a keen interest in the lines of Kolkata designers. In future, we hope to organise the event in a much bigger manner,” said the official.