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“I am still to see someone who doesn’t like ice-creams and brownies,” said Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor at the launch of Magnum ice-cream brownie variant. The Bajrangi Bhaijaan star spoke of how she would gobble up multiple ice-creams after school. This didn’t go down well with her mother the yesteryear’s actress Babita. The ice-cream fixations stayed on all these years and the actress indulges in them every once in a while. She confessed to having downed two ice-creams just before the launch! “If it’s a cheat day it’s definitely chocolate icecream. Now even Saif is addicted to them and blames me for his weight gain,” she revealed. And what does she like most about the new variant? “The crackling sound when you bite into the chocolate crust before reaching the brownie. I just love it.” Yes the new Magnum brownie has a Belgian Chocolate coating so thick that it creates a distinctive crack when you bite into it. According to Kareena her Ki and Ka co-star Arjun Kapoor is the dishiest chocolate brownie in Bollywood.
Magnum Brownie marries two all time favourite desserts – chocolate and brownie. It’s definitely a match made in gastronomic heaven! The new variant also comes in Magnum’s brand new packaging, with a bolder more distinct “M” logo and the famous Belgian chocolate crack.
While we don’t usually need a special time to celebrate our favourite frozen, creamy dessert, now is as good a time as ever. The new variant is available across all major stores in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai at Rs 90 stick.
NIVEDITA JAYARAM PAWAR
Actor turned grooming expert Kim Sharma likes all things opulent and elegant. And her Bandra pad reflects that. A massive chandelier in the living room adds to the grandeur of her 2500 sq ft home. A charming sit-out, a walk-in closet, eclectically designed den are some other features.
Click on the link below for my feature on Kim Sharma’s home for Hindustan Times
Esha Gupta is no stranger to glamour and fame. A former Miss India this Delhi girl started her career with thrillers like ‘Jannat 2’ and ‘Raaz 3’ and followed it up with Prakash Jha’s political drama ‘Chakravyuh’. While her perfect porcelain skin, wide eyes and lush locks, make Esha a true standout she has the acting chops to back up her mind-melting hotness. Excerpts from my interview with Esha.
How’s Bollywood treating you?
It’s been great so far. For a girl from a middle class background and no godfather I think I have done quite well. My dad was in the Indian Air Force. I am glad to be accepted by the industry so warmly. But I am still trying to figure out my base. There is no one to guide me here. While I consult a lot of people, I take my own decisions. I am working hard and taking each day as it comes.
How your first day of shoot?
In front of 2000 people in a crowded lane in Darya Ganj in Delhi – I was truly nervous. Emraan Hashmi has his own fan following and acting opposite a pro like him was very scary.
When a nasty accident saw this former state level goal keeper bed ridden and piled up with extra weight, Yoga and Cross-fit bailed him out. An all natural diet and lifestyle aided the road to recovery.
Actor Shiv Pandit believes in training year-round and not just for roles (as many actors in Bollywood do). A state level football player Shiv has been conscious of his health and fitness ever since his school days in Doon School. A major accident and a torn ligament around eight months ago saw the actor put on almost 14 kilos. Not being able to move his arm, shoulders and legs meant no gym training. “Three months of bed rest is enough to make you feel like a vegetable. Even a run on the treadmill was painful. That’s when I discovered Yoga.” Yoga helped the actor regain not just strength and flexibility but also self confidence.
For more on how the actor bounced back to health click here Shiv Pandit fitness (my story in The Man magazine).
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