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So what if Rakesh Roshan burnt his fingers with her? Subhash Ghai has cast Kareena Kapoor in his next film Yaadein along with much-talked-of newcomer Hrithik Roshan. Yaad hain Roshan Sr bade goodbye to Kareena during the making of Kaho Naa ... Pyaar Hai amidst reports of interference from mama? Ghai's reaction: "I have a clear understanding with Kareena. Everyone in the film industry knows how Subhash Ghai works." Careful now. Mahima Choudhary might have something to say to that.
Who's that Bird ?
Seems like Yukta Mookhey will have a good year. The reigning Miss World created a flutter last week when she landed in Delhi dressed as an eagle -- voluminous bird costume, make-believe beak on her forehead, the works -- for the launch of Goodyear's Eagle NCT3 tyre. The presence of a feathered femme fatale, all 5 ft 11 in of her, was enough to get Goodyear Asia Pacific's president Hugh Pace chirping: "The Eagle series tyres are products of cutting-edge technology." Something like Ms Mookhey, right?
This record catches the eye. Dr Pratap Singh Hardia of Indore, ophthalmologist by profession, philanthropist by nature, has entered the Guinness Book of Records for having performed over five lakh eye operations in 33 years. The 62-year-old medico, whose patients include politicians and sportspersons, is known for the free operations he performs. "I try to retain quality with quantity," says the man who was inspired by Mother Teresa during a meeting many years ago. A worthy disciple.
An Evening in Mumbai
High tea with an English Lord could look like this: croissants and fruit tarts mingling with veggie samosas. And it could look like this: the creme de la creme of Mumbai mingling with Lord Wedgwood of Barlaston. The scion of the Wedgwood ceramics clan was in the city signing select pieces, meeting collectors and spreading the good word about his company. By the way, among Wedgwood's top five selling patterns worldwide is one called "India". Perhaps that explains why the lord sighed, "I'm ashamed it's taken me this long to come here." Mumbai's social chit-chat will no longer be confined to, "Have you got a Wedgwood?" Now it's also, "Have you met a Wedgwood?"
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