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6 May

Who will be the next Nazia Hassan?

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  Is it wrong to compare our stars with Nazia Hassan? After all, Nazia Hassan was the classic pop diva, with her musical prowess giving her recognition which extended way beyond the borders. So has anyone come close to her status yet? And if not, who will be the next to reach her place? Something Haute investigates…    Zoe Viccaji       Pros: Zoe Viccaji is the first name that comes to mind when starting this hunt because Zoe is clearly heavily inspired by Nazia Hassan as it is. That much is evident when we've seen her deliver covers of Nazia Hassan songs. Her own music also captures the essence of the 80s, and her voice sometimes sounds quite close to Nazia Hassan's vocals. She's also...
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27 May

Movie Marathon 3: ‘Behadd’ ho gayi, I Reluctantly confess!

I love how my life transitioned from fashion to movies this weekend. Friday was a flight of fantasy with Iron Man 3. Saturday sketched the limits of endless love in Asim Raza's Behadd and then on Sunday (today) The Reluctant Fundamentalist injected a very intense and thought-provoking dose of unpleasant reality. Mira Nair's adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's novel was gripping, moving and too close for comfort real. By the end of TRF I saw myself wishing for some of the escape and fantasy that Hollywood and Bollywood usually have to offer. This is where The Great Gatsby and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani come in handy. I suspect the next weekend will be lighter and more entertaining. Until then, here's what I...
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