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Designer Ranna Gill’s feathery eye lashes in her Spring Summer 2021 line showcased at Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week brought to mind Maison Valentino Spring Summer couture 2019 show’s feather rimmed eyes by makeup maven Pat McGrath. When contacted, Ranna says that she was inspired by the Valentino eyes though she tweaked the feathery treatment in her outing. “Valentino was the reference point. I loved that show. And for the past seven months, I’ve been dreaming of flowers and feathers,” says Ranna. Makeup artist Ambika Pillai, too, accepted that the Maison Valentino was the brief given to her by the designer. It’s surprising though that the ‘tribute’ finds no mention in any of the captions of the designer’s show.
The cult ’90s show Captain Vyom is all set to make a comeback in a renewed avatar. Original creator, Ketan Mehta, who helmed the sci-fi superhero series back in the day, confirms the news and says that it is a “very exciting development”. “It is after 20 years that we are reinventing that concept. Captain Vyom was the first Indian sci-fi series and an entire generation of kids enjoyed it at that time. It was also India’s first encounter with space age. Now, with India getting into space, it is an incredible concept to be reinvented for the younger generation,” says Mehta, who won’t be spearheading the franchises but will be creatively involved in the five-part film, and fivepart web series.
The series starring actor Milind Soman had a huge fan following back in the day, and Mehta believes that it is the best time to bring it back. “We are perfectly placed to reimagine the mythological and supernatural elements of the show. So, a fresh Indian perspective to the space age should be exciting,” he adds.
Since the ’90s, the visual effects and animation industry in India has only seen an upward growth. And Mehta says that it is now time for the industry to take the big leap, and compete in the global markets. “Captain Vyom was the beginning of visual effects in India. It was the first such show and since then, the entire scenario has changed. India has emerged as a strong player in the animation game. The visual effects industry has really developed in the last 20 years. So, we are ready to create content for the global audiences. It is time that we took the big leap in the world of science fiction,” signs off Mehta.