Not only did Nora Fatehi kill it in a golden dress on Kapil Sharma's show, but she is literally turning out to be the golden gal in Bollywood. Everything she touches seems to turn to gold - be it her dance numbers or acting or making appearances on television. She has not only wowed everyone with her looks, but her stunning dance moves on the screen. While there may be extreme reactions to remix of old songs like 'Dilbar' and 'Saki', everyone is unanimous about Nora's dances. When she danced to a mash-up of these numbers on Kapil's show, she got a standing ovation for performing difficult steps so effortlessly.
Nora is happy that she's also getting appreciation for her role in the recently released 'Batla House'. She is is thrilled because she does not want to be known as only an item girl. The actress, in an interview to a daily, had made it clear that she that though she is not from India, she is in for the long haul in Bollywood. She reportedly has been working hard on improving her acting skills and language. 'Batla House' is not exactly her first acting film role, but she feels indebted to filmmaker Nikkhil Advani for giving an opportunity to act in a big-ticket film.
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.