gutsy ramp regular Madhu Sapre is finally married. Her liaison
and messy break-up with model Milind Soman attracted more editorial publicity
than her two-year romance with Italian businessman Gian Maria Emendatori.
Family and close friends who attended the low-key register marriage at
Sapre's Mumbai home last month will also be a part of a traditional Hindu
ceremony on November 18. "Our relationship grew inside airports and
cars, since we are both always on the move," says Sapre. "I
think it's going to be pretty much the same now." There's good news
for Sapre fans though. Emendatori "does not mind" her modelling.
But wonder if she will be such a ramp regular now.
crowns is becoming a habit with Indians worldwide. Praveen Sian,
25, a sales officer in London, was judged winner of the newly instituted
Miss India UK contest in Leicester last week. The unpardonably predictable
expressions of surprise, shock and ecstasy later, Sian said: "I feel
a great sense of responsibility to show what the British Asian woman can
achieve." The Miss India Worldwide contest in California in March
is next, but Sian hopes to use the crown as a ticket to the Indian entertainment
industry. Should that read Bollywood?
don't practise my lines for interviews," insists Gladrags Manhunt
2001 winner Rajeev Singh. Yet, in one breath, he parrots off particulars
in his CV: "I am from Jaipur, 24, 6'1'' tall, into bodybuilding and
will be leaving for the International Manhunt Contest in Beijing."
And oh, he has worked as a buyer for an international import company in
Malta for three and half years. The rhetoric also includes a break in
Bollywood-in debutant director Chandrakant's Fashion Street, a film on
"the darker realms of fashion", also starring Jackie Shroff
and Paresh Rawal. "I am not a typical model-model," says Singh,
"so audiences will be able to relate to me." Arjun Rampal has
some stiff competition coming.
the temperamental world of fashion, Suvarchala Narayanan, 20, would
have been just another caked-up face in the greenroom. But last month,
Narayanan surprised friends-and herself-turning in a laudable performance
on the Mumbai stage as the sultry Nina in Vincent Geoffrey's An Evening
to Remember. While Narayanan continues her march on the country's
ramps, her soul, she insists, is in theatre. She's also penning scripts
these days. Next stop: "Alternate cinema".