×
E-PAPER ▾

E-paper

Our Take

Look beyond Red Carpet

|
Look beyond Red Carpet

Bollywood’s twin international faces, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, painted the MET Gala red as they took to its carpet dramatically, looking more Latinas than Indians. PC chose a Ralph Lauren strapless velvet gown paired with a golden knight headgear while Deepika kept it more sedate with her red one-off shoulder and thigh-slit Prabal Gurung gown. The Nepalese designer, endorsed by Michelle Obama, has enriched the list of sub-continental exports to US popular culture. Needless to say both women kept to the smouldering look that caters to a vast arc of Hispanic, South Asian and Southeast Asian diaspora rather than making individualist statements. 

Soon some of our other top actresses will be stepping out at Cannes as part of becoming global cosmetic icons. But we find that category a tad too limiting for both these actresses, who have shaped their art with complexity and depth over the years but who have ended up being treated as a window dressing. Of the two, PC has done a tad better with a lead role in Quantico but that show is currently rated lowest in its band on ABC and actually does not do much justice to her versatile range than playing the sexy avenger. Deepika, too, is looking to star in another edition of the Xander Cage franchise in a similar mould. Their Hollywood sprinkle has done little to push the envelope of the larger acceptance of out and out Indian characters. Till that happens, these two talented women will continue to be divas before actors.

 
 
 
 
 

TOP STORIES

Sunday Edition

View All

My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

View All

Rs 4.75 lakh recovered again in ICICI bank loot case

21 Jul 2018 | PNS | DALTONGANJ

With second recovery of Rs 4.75 lakh the loot of Rs 54 lakh cash of ICICI bank here in Daltonganj on June 15 is now reduced to a petty Rs 1...

Read More

Page generated in 0.2447 seconds.