5 steps to get on Page 3: Kishen Mulchandani
Time have changed. Page 3 is now dubbed as the party page. So if you want to make it big on the Page 3 circuit, here’s your manual to success.Updated: Jul 17, 2010 14:00 IST
According to party perrenial Kishen Mulchandani, from the 1960s to the ’90s, those struck by glamour dabbled in art, theatre, movies and beauty pageants to make it to the pages of newspapers and magazines.
By the ’90s, Page 3, now dubbed as the party page, was created especially for such people; regularly announcing who had ‘arrived’ on the social circuit. There isn’t a step-by-step guide to it, but there are ways to make it there.
If you don’t have the right friends, you could use your attitude, friendliness, diplomacy and bonhomie to gain attention. But in those days, people were discovered and not manufactured as they seem to be nowadays.
Times have changed. So, if you want to make it big on the Page 3 circuit, here’s your manual to success.
1. Wear Fewer Clothes: The key to success is in being noticed. What better way to do it than by wearing skimpy clothes, though this advice is strictly for women. At events, most shutterbugs click pictures at the entrance. The moment you enter the venue, make sure you stop and pose for them. If one of them clicks you, the rest should follow. This is the norm at most parties.
2. Etiquette: Just pretend that you are the best-mannered person around. This way, people will easily believe your true lies.
3. Don’t forget your Arm Candy: If you are a man and don’t have the advantage of good looks, getting along a gorgeous siren can do the trick. The paparazzi may not be interested in you, but it’s the woman with you that will make for a good picture in the glossies.
4. Body Language: For a woman, the way she behaves is essential at a party. The way you pose for the cameras will say it all. Single men at parties are always looking for company. If you are lucky, you may end up being in the company of a famous celeb, who could later be your platform to fame.
5. Acting Cheap and Vulgar: This is the last resort to fame on Page 3. Others may hate you for doing so. But then, how does it matter as long as the shutterbugs notice you and click your picture?
First Published: Jul 17, 2010 11:31 IST