Pretty Ladies

Society - - PRIVILEGED INFORMATION -

On a usual day, a jour­nal­ist from pointed out a pic­ture that Gaua­har Khan re­posted on In­sta­gram with the magazine’s mast­head. The cap­tion didn’t say it was the cover, but the us­age of the mast­head in­di­cated so. Later in the day, Star­dust got calls from fran­tic com­plaint calls from PR agen­cies about this. Soon, they sent a mes­sage to her, ask­ing to ei­ther delete or rec­tify the post, but in­stead of un­der­stand­ing the grav­ity of the sit­u­a­tion, she sim­ply re­fused to do so. She sent a few au­dio notes to the jour­nal­ist over What­sApp about her views on the mat­ter, and asked him not to expect her or Kushal Tan­don (her ex) to delete the pic­ture. The pho­tog­ra­pher how­ever pulled the im­age down upon re­quest. A prompt state­ment was is­sued to the me­dia. Gaua­har lamented that it was ‘sad’ on the magazine’s part to drag her name into this. Her de­fence was that, nowhere had she men­tioned that she was on the cover. But nei­ther did she deny the news when var­i­ous dig­i­tal por­tals went on to claim she was the cover girl on the strength of that in­fa­mous pic­ture. Later, she went on to Snap Chat to make a stink about the is­sue by say­ing what the jour­nal­ist did was il­le­gal. The com­pany has filed a le­gal com­plaint and ac­tion will be taken. Iron­i­cally, in an in­ter­view given to the same magazine, she had stated that she was very cau­tious about what she posted on her so­cial ac­counts. Well, Gaua­har, if only you knew the mean­ing of the word ‘cau­tious’ and ‘irony’! DIM­PLE queen, Pre­ity Zinta re­cently walked the ramp for east­ern de­signer San­jukta Dutta after months of ab­sence. Dutta en­sured that Pre­ity looked re­splen­dent as ever in a black, red and golden Mekhala Chador sari. The de­signer mish-mashed Band­hej of Gu­jarat, Le­he­ria from Ra­jasthan, Ari from Kash­mir and dig­i­tal prints with an As­samese ethos, show­cas­ing a riot of colours. Look­ing fresh as a daisy, Zinta was ex­cited on wear­ing her first Mekhala Chador, rav­ing about it in­ces­santly. It seems San­jukta made her first sale on spot! It was good to see Pre­ity in the so­ci­ety mix after a long hia­tus too.

Pre­ity Zinta

San­jukta Dutta

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