Fittingly, the most eventful month of the year was the last month of 2018. In Dubai, for the Asian community, it never gets bigger or better than the Masala! Awards and that’s how it was that glorious night at Fort Island. Kareena Kapoor dazzled, Kartik Aaryan charmed, Navraj Hans and Grini rocked while the elite audience of Dubai raised a toast to us and the winners. This collectors’ issue is dedicated to the winners - on and off the stage. To the achievers who contribute to the greatness of this nation. And to the stars who fulfill our fantasies. Of course, capturing all the glam was the paparazzi in this case, led by the most sought-after paparazzo, Viral Bhayani (an influencer and celeb in his own right) who flew in to capture the Masala! Awards through his lens. Catch all the action from the big night in this power-packed edition (pg 24-63).
In other news, 2019 looks exciting already. My bet in Bollywood, is on the proverbial ‘outsider’ who it seems, is here to stay. (Nepotism, bye-bye?). The prime example is Kartik Aaryan, our special star at the Masala! Award who is on a golden run. His next movie will be out in March and perhaps this will be his real test after the surprise super-success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. His boyish enthusiasm certainly won me over (pg 28).
Also, don’t miss our interview with the star of the moment, Sara Ali Khan. Candid, sweet, refreshingly honest and intelligent – this is a starkid with a difference. We asked her about the constant comparisons with the other star child with a golden spoon, Janhvi Kapoor. Her reply will leave you stumped (pg 22).
If you are back from your holidays, then don’t miss all the action in Dubai. And January 2019 is an action-packed month. From concerts to the big Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), you will have your hands full.
Welcome to 2019!
... THE FASHION TRENDS THAT WILL ROCK 2019
THIS MONTH WE WANT TO…
...APPRECIATE SARA ALI KHAN WE HEART THIS GIRL, SHE IS SPECIAL!
.... EYE KARTIK AARYAN HE FROM THE MOMENT KARTIK CHARMEDMASALA! AWARDS ARRIVED FOR THE
CELEB PHOTOGRAPHER VIRAL BHAYANI FLEW DOWN TO COVER THE AWARDS NIGHT
...WATCH THE MUSICAL MUGHAL-E-AZAM