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When singer Akriti Kakar tied the knot.

Listening to Akriti Kakar talk about her significant other feels like they’ve been together forever.

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Kalki through the looking-glass

As we entered Amy Billimoria’s House of Design in Juhu, Mumbai, we knew we were not in Kansas anymore. The store exudes a happy feeling. From the décor of the store to the clothes housed within it, we could tell that this was going to be a departure from a traditional bridal makeover.

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Sonam and Paras Modi share their marriage mantra…

We met at a common friend’s wedding in Lonavla, after which we started meeting almost twice a week with friends. We got along like a house on fire; it felt so comfortable talking to each other, it was like we were long lost friends. The initial courtship felt more like a game of hide and seek. We didn’t want to tell people yet as we were still getting to know each other.

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31 Jan

Aditi Rao Hydari and her big Bollywood quest

Aditi Rao Hydari is experiencing a new-found sense of emancipation in her career. After all, she is in good company with a generation of actresses eager to break the mould

It appears that Aditi Rao Hydari had been waiting all along to discover the world of cinema. It’s the kind of attraction that draws you in and inspires you to dream. The petite Bollywood belle reveals: “Indian films were not so popular among my family and friends and so, I was shy of declaring my dreams of wanting to be an actor. Look, I’ve always been a performance monkey. And when my family and friends would tease me about being a drama queen, I’d keep a straight face on. On the inside, however, I was longing to make it as an actress; a life in front of the camera has been my dream.”

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9 Jan

Athiya Shetty on her life at the movies

Meet Athiya Shetty, a young and haute Bollywood belle, who is naturally in love with a life at the movies

Does it surprise you that Athiya Shetty, daughter of Suniel Shetty, would love to star in a hard-core action flick? And before you let her model-esque stature fool you, Athiya, I’ll let you know, is full of surprises. Before she found her way to acting, she was determined to make it as an architect. “I realised it involved a lot of math and decided against it,” she quips.

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30 Oct

Taapsee Pannu on life at the movies

Taapsee Pannu gives as much on screen as she holds back off-screen. Her drive to succeed sits alongside her somewhat non-celebrity demeanour—it’s all very much intentional. And even with Judwaa 2 experiencing a dream run at the box office, she’s got her feet set firmly on the ground

It took a mere three-minute-long trailer of Judwaa 2 (2017) to generate a level of excitement that blockbuster films are made of. Amid all the comparisons and compliments, what got people talking was Pannu’s (almost) never-seen-before avatar.

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7 Oct

The other side of Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor's brooding on-screen disposition is offset by his off-screen persona—dry wit served with a side of realism

Arjun Kapoor knows what you think of him and he’s not here for your wide-of-the-mark conjectures. After clocking five years in the film industry and having starred in nine films—all of which saw the 32-year-old actor take on a legion of eclectic characters—the young member of Bollywood’s Kapoor household has a solid grip over his rise to fame and the constant media glare.

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8 Sep

How Nicole Kidman found love with Keith Urban

In an exclusive with Femina Wedding Times, actor NICOLE KIDMAN talks about her marriage to musician Keith Urban, raising her kids, Sunny and Faith, and her love for her newfound family life

The aura surrounding Nicole Kidman as she walks into a room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles) is one of self-confidence and vulnerability, complemented by friendliness when she sits down to chat.

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26 Jul

No frills, no frou-frou

With legs that go on forever and features so covetable, DIANA PENTY strikes a desirable equilibrium of sexy and serene. As our cover girl this issue, she catalogues her life from that dazzling debut to her life in the spotlight today

You remember Diana Penty, don’t you? Of course, you do. The leggy lass from 2012’s Cocktail who wooed moviegoers with an honest rendering of her onscreen persona. She burst on to your screens with raw energy and rookie passion to stand out and command attention; cinching her spot amid her well-established and highly revered co-stars, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. Almost five years into that debut, Penty, just as striking, can still leave you captivated despite her diffidence and low-key approach to stardom.

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14 Jul

Sonam and Paras Modi share their marriage mantra…

Celebrity designer couple and fashion mavens Sonam and Paras Modi of SVA fame show us how a marriage can be a kaleidoscope of moments.

Our Little Secret

We met at a common friend’s wedding in Lonavla, after which we started meeting almost twice a week with friends. We got along like a house on fire; it felt so comfortable talking to each other, it was like we were long lost friends. The initial courtship felt more like a game of hide and seek. We didn’t want to tell people yet as we were still getting to know each other.

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30 Jun

Karisma Kapoor: From ingénue to icon

Karisma Kapoor needs absolutely no introduction. Even today, her popularity as the ’90s glam girl and Indian cinema’s prima donna remains undisputed. What’s better? She’s making 40s look desirable, giving many a young starlet a serious case of beauty envy

If like me, you are a ’90s kid, you’d be privy to Kapoor’s Bollywood dominion. She stands tall like a queen, with porcelain-like skin, eyes the colour of turquoise waters and a lean physique enrobed in fashion-forward gear. Hailing from what is deemed as Bollywood’s first family, sharing screen space with every leading Khan in the business and collaborating with some of Indian cinema’s finest, Kapoor’s résumé is an inspiration to aspirants. But before you take her disciplined and hardworking professionalism for granted—perhaps in lieu of her being Bollywood blue blood—Kapoor will firmly put you in place reminding you that even in Bollywood, there are no free lunches. “My passion for the movies stemmed from my desire to carry forward and contribute to this great family legacy. I wanted to and had to work very hard to have people respect me as an artiste.” Once your movie releases—star kid or not—you’re going to be judged just like everyone else. In fact,I think there’s a lot more on the line for us (star kids). Coming from a film family might get you an easy ticket to getting a break, but beyond that the game only gets tougher. For a newcomer, the expectations aren’t that high, but when someone invests their money in [you] there’s so much more on the line. People want to see if you’re just as good as your predecessor and there’s immense pressure that comes from the comparisons made thereafter,” she says.

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27 Jun

Roshan and Shaheen Abbas share the secret of their successful marriage

Roshan and Shaheen Abbas share the secret of their long-lasting marriage

Shaheen says…

Flying High

We met on flight; I was a flight purser and it was Roshan’s first flight. He was pretty famous then and our first conversation, I remember, was when I asked him if he was a frequent flier because he looked familiar. Being the humble man that he is, he replied in the affirmative. Six months later we met again on another flight, this time he addressed me by my name and that caught my attention.

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26 Jun

Bold and beautiful à la Malaika Arora

Malaika speaks about balancing multiple roles of being an actor, model, VJ, reality show judge, anchor, dancing diva, producer in her career spanning over two decades

On being our covergirl…

I absolutely loved the cover shoot. For me, a bride is synonymous with a white wedding gown, so this was a complete sidestep from that notion of mine and I loved the way designers Rimple and Harpreet used colour and fabric to tap into the free-spirited bride. This shoot was a complete departure from my everyday personal style.

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