HindustanTimes Tue,04 Aug 2015

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Bollywood fever grips South Africa

With actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Shilpa Shetty and Katrina Kaif adding the glamour quotient to the ongoing IPL tournament, their ardent fans in S Africa are keeping their fingers crossed to have a glimpse of the Bollywood hotties in person.

In search of the other winner

The Miss Bollywood South Africa contest has been a huge hit with fans and participants and the 16 shortlisted for the crown were going through their steps under their choreographer at a plush auditorium on Friday afternoon, reports Atreyo Mukhopadhyay.

Tahiliani's Levi's collection to be unveiled at IPL

South African IPL fans will get the first peek at an exclusive range of jeans created by designer Tarun Tahiliani for international brand Levi's before they go on sale in India next month.

Fake IPL Player doesn't reveal identity as promised

After promising to reveal his identity at the end of Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL campaign, the blogger, who calls himself a Fake IPL Player, has left everyone guessing by not coming out with the much-awaited disclosure in what is ostensibly his last post.

Bollywood stars, business honchos, politicians expected at IPL final

Bollywood stars Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Rani Mukherjee and Bipasha Basu will join the troupe of world-renowned choreographer Shiamak Davar alongside the pyrotechnics and laser show for what promises to be a spectacular closing ceremony.

Want to zoom around Jo’burg? Hire a Merc

I have lost count the number of times I have zoomed across the streets of Johannesburg in a Mercedes. Going to the plush and elegant Sandton Sun, where the teams are staying, one doesn’t look out of place, but here I am riding a Merc while going to the shop to buy toothpaste and a nail-cutter too. Reason? Many taxis in this city are of that famous make, writes Atreyo Mukhopadhyay.

Miss Bollywood IPL finalist wants cooking lessons from Shah Rukh

Stunning South African model Gabriella Demetriades wants to learn from Bollywood superstar and Kolkata Knight Riders boss Shah Rukh Khan how to cook a korma, though she will represent opposition team Deccan Chargers in the next round of the Miss Bollywood IPL at the Wanderers.

Bounced cheques?

Bought for a whopping $600,000 by the Rajasthan Royals, Tyron Henderson has only played one match in the IPL. Another expensive benchwarmer in this list is Mashrafe Mortaza of Bangaladesh.

Taste of home away from home

This is the place most frequented by the players beyond the boundary, at least as far as Indians in the IPL teams are concerned, reports Atreyo Mukhopadhyay.

Vending India with ‘dotis’ & turbans

Having the biggest percentage of people of Indian descent in South Africa, Durban offers a distinct flavour that reminds a newcomer here of India, reports Atreyo Mukhopadhyay.

Shamita Shetty's room ransacked by baboons

Bollywood actress Shamita Shetty's hotel room was ransacked by baboons while she was on a trip to S Africa during the ongoing IPL T20 tournament.

Rajasthan Royals players in an ad film

Rajasthan Royals turned out for an ad-film shoot for an international bank along with their co-owner Shilpa Shetty and enjoyed every moment of it.

These tyres can tire the rain away

Strong gusts of winds take the covers off but the tyres help in keeping them on the surface

Beats of fun and a little more

Despite being a hit so far, escalating costs seem to have nicked the teams’ idea of having their own cheerleaders. Instead, the organisers have made venue-specific arrangements, reports Atreyo Mukhopadhyay.

Risky air travel & fried rice

After spending a week in South Africa and frequenting a fair bit between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, Subhash Rajta compares the two coastal cities...
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