The Telegraph
Tuesday , October 2 , 2012
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Stars and swipes

Sweet dreams

Rani Mukerji has a dream. And, it’s nothing to do with movies. The actress, who is waiting for Aiyyaa and Talaash to release later this year, wants to live a student’s life. About two years ago, Rani discovered baking and has been obsessed with churning out the perfect cakes for her friends and family since. “I chanced upon a baking site and that’s how I got started. The first cake was an absolute disaster,” remembers Rani. Not one to give up, Rani now churns out some of the best homemade desserts and cakes in the city. Her Dutch Truffle Cake and Tiramisu are a big hit with those who have tasted them. The self-taught baker now wants to live in Paris or Tuscany to learn the finer nuances of baking. “I imagine living an anonymous life somewhere, baking and learning. I didn’t get a chance to finish my education as a teenager, so it would be fun to be a care-free student someday soon,” she says. Considering both her films are ready for release, now might be a good time for her to indulge in her new passion.

tantrum queen

Some are born divas and others spend their lives trying to be one. Mallika Sherawat clearly falls in the second category. One hears that Madame Sherawat doesn’t like taking the elevator with “people she doesn’t know”. Her solution for this huge problem is to have her team reach a destination minutes before her and secure an empty elevator. And, when Mallika does get to the lift, she can only be accompanied by either her brother Vikram Lamba or her Man Friday. What a diva needs, a diva gets.


Another Bollywood marriage is on the rocks. Riding high on the back of her successful outing as the costume designer for one of the biggest films of 2011, this much-married mother-of-two seems to have found love again. The object of her affection is a much younger TV actor who disappeared from the scene after his much publicised meltdown on a reality show a few years ago. The couple have been spending more and more time with each other over the last few months. While the designer’s actor husband is apparently still oblivious to the affair, their friends are wondering how long she will be able to carry on while still being married. Whatever the outcome, it would mean heartbreak for someone.

Name this designer, her husband and her current squeeze and tell