Celebrated designer Ambar Paridhi Sahai’s brand, Mine of Design, has made great strides on fashion platforms in India and abroad. “The pandemic just precipitated a process I was silently working on for a full year—to restructure my brand on the sustainability model, to take the tradition of jewellery-making to its ‘age of innocence’ where both the world and its people are treated with dignity,” she shares.
Soft-spoken, a vision of zen, and armed with a sharp, aesthetic mind, Ambar, a topper of the batch of 1999 for the Accessory Design course at NIFT, is a known name in the realm of jewellery design. Her brand is well patronised for both precious jewels and fashion accessories created for whimsy. Part of the young and creative crop of the FDCI, who break old bastions and play with newer pastures, Ambar is now exploring a realm no other in the business has bothered about—sustainable jewellery.
She shares, “2020 has been a real wake-up call for all of us. It has made us realize the fragility of it all. For me, it has also been a moment to value human life. Hence, I have restructured my work as per what I call ethical and fair practice.” To begin with, she has taken the manufacturing of her jewels to the process of slow fashion, where there is limited intervention by chemicals and only the most natural of metals and stones are adopted. “More importantly, health and safety protocols are followed and the kaarigars are ethically employed and paid their due wages,” she explains. Realising that people today are afraid of exposing themselves to strange surfaces, Ambar also ensures that each of her pieces is virus-free and sanitised before the eyes of the consumer.
Ambar’s design oeuvre is steeped in heritage. Her past exploration with elements like vintage coins, trinket bells, and tribal medallions set in rows of shiny garnets made her a big hit in both India and abroad. She plays with shapes and sizes to combine the depth of drama with a touch of the subtle.
From crafting dramatic neck pieces that combine heritage iconography of the sat lada with vibrant inclusions of multi-coloured beads and shiny medallions, to creating delicate strings and charm bracelets to be worn with power suits, and blending the realm of traditional bridal jewellery with beads and baubles, Ambar’s fashion jewels are a discovery for the adventurous fashionista. Mine of Design can be found on the shelves of leading stores like Carma, Ogaan, Aza, Fuel, Anantam, Atosa, Kyra and Pernia’s Pop Up. Mine of Design is present in more than 13 countries with presence in Museums like Victoria & Albert London,
In reverse, her precious jewels are true classics, a rejig of forms and shapes worn by past generations. It is like a dip into grandma’s closet or a trip down regal memory boulevard. She admits, “My heart lies in the real stuff. I get compelled to recreate the glorious past the moment I find myself immersed in gold, polkis, emeralds, diamonds and rubies of the finest facet.”
She is on the panel of MMTC (Metal and Mineral Trading Corporation of India, Government of India Enterprise) and WGC (World Gold Council) and her jewels have been worn by Bollywood stars like Karishma Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Neha Dhupia, Raveena Tandon, Jacqueline Fernandes, Soha Ali Khan and Huma Quereshi. “However, nothing gives me a bigger high than finding my jewels on a stunning real woman of resilience,” she says.
A globe-trotter, she has also shown in FDCI shows and many private platforms within India. She was also invited to Premiere Classe, Who’s Next, Paris, which is a true ground for global protégés, the Bridal Fashion Week, Canada, the VOD in Dubai, and the Schenzen Fair in China, besides many others. A spiritual soul and a thinker, she adds, “Jewellery is part of our collective memory. It is what binds generations together. It is the silent crown in every woman’s persona. I am glad I have been able to create this crown for so many powerful women.”
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DEEPIKA PADUKONE DROPS AESTHETIC MONOCHROME PICTURE
NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone on Sunday treated her fans to an aesthetic monochrome picture of her that had a chiaroscuro effect on it.
Deepika took to her Instagram handle and shared the picture that featured her silhouette, while she stood behind translucent curtains. Though she did not write anything in the caption, she dropped a half-moon emoji there. Her husband and actor Ranveer Singh was blown away by his wife’s beauty and commented “Gorg” on her post.
Not just Ranveer, fans also showered love on Deepika’s photo, with many dropping heart, heart-eyes and fire emojis. “So beautiful ji,” one wrote, while another said, “You are heart.” A third one added, “Sunshine on the gloomy day.”
Meanwhile, on the film front, Deepika will be seen next in Shakun Batra’s yet-to-be-titled film.
The actor also has an impressive line-up of projects in the pipeline including ‘83’, ‘Baiju Bawra’, ‘Fighter’, ‘Sanki’, ‘Pathan’, and ‘K’, which is the Indian adaptation of Nancy Meyers’s 2015 hit Hollywood film ‘The Intern’, and will also feature megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
RANVEER SHARES LIGHT MOMENT WITH DHONI
MUMBAI: Superstar Ranveer Singh and former Indian national cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who are part of the All-Stars Football Club, were spotted playing football together at a stadium in Mumbai. After their gaming session, Ranveer took to his Instagram handle and posted a picture with Dhoni. The duo can be seen sitting on the ground and sharing a light moment. In his post, the actor showered love on MSD, indicating that how much he admires the legendary cricketer.
“Bade bhai ke charno mein hamesha. My Jaan,” Ranveer captioned the Instagram post. Ranveer, known to be a lover of sports, also posted a photograph with cricketer Shreyas Iyer, who took part in the match. The ‘Ram-Leela’ actor also heaped praise on Iyer as he wrote, “There was no other way to stop him (Shreyas).” Meanwhile, on the work front, Ranveer will be seen in a cricketer avatar in Kabir Khan’s ‘83’ film, which is based on India’s iconic win at the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
KANGANA GIVES GLIMPSE OF HER ‘DHAAKAD’ FIGHT
MUMBAI: Actor Kangana Ranaut is preparing hard for her role in the upcoming film ‘Dhaakad’. On Sunday, Kangana took to Instagram Story and posted a video of her rehearsing fight moves for ‘Dhaakad’.
“Ladako number 1, Baaghi ladki #Dhaakad rehearsals,” she captioned the clip.
For the unversed, Kangana is currently in Budapest for the above-mentioned movie, which is being helmed by Razneesh Ghai.
Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta are also a part of ‘Dhaakad’, which is based on issues like child trafficking and crimes against women. Apart from ‘Dhaakad’, Kangana will also be seen in ‘’Thalaivi’ — based on the life of late politician Jayalalithaa.
PRIYA BAPAT STARRER CITY OF DREAMS SEASON 2 TRAILER RELEASED
The trailer for the much-awaited City of Dreams season 2 starring Priya Bapat is out and the series will release on July 30. The Priya Bapat starrer City of Dreams Season One was a runaway hit and was one of the finest web series from India. Priya Bapat played a girl who went from being a housewife to be a leader and she portrayed that with absolute conviction. It was directed by decorated director Nagesh Kukoonoor.
Season 2 will see a see-saw battle of power between Priya Bapat and Atul Kulkarni from the looks of the poster. The cast also includes Sachin Pilgaonkar, Sushant Singh, and Eijaz Khan. The trailer for Season 2 has been received with a rousing welcome and it goes on to show the kind of love season one garnered.
Priya Bapat spoke to The Daily Guardian and here is what she says, “It’s an intense show with some incredible performances. I am so happy, proud, and lucky to be doing such a project. A huge thanks to my director Nagesh Kukoonoor sir for placing his trust in me. The trailer for Season 2 is out now and the series would be coming on July 30 and I can’t contain my happiness”.
“The audience reaction and feedback for Season 1 have given me such validation and fulfillment as an actor. The satisfaction is huge. There are some seriously good actors in it and some legendary names. And it’s all like one happy family. The trailer has got some great feedback and it’s time for the show to come. Stay safe and much love to all,” she further added.
Priya Bapat made her debut with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. She is also remembered for her roles in Munnabhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munnabhai. Her role in Kaksparsh and Timepass 2 acclaimed her good response from critics.
AKSHAY REMEMBERS CAPT VIKRAM BATRA, SHARES THE TRAILER OF ‘SHERSHAAH’
NEW DELHI: The power-packed trailer of Sidharth Malhotra’s upcoming movie based on the life of Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra was released on Sunday.
Sharing the trailer, superstar Akshay Kumar penned a heartfelt note in remembrance of the Kargil war hero.
Taking to his Instagram handle, Akshay shared the much-awaited trailer with his fans and followers. Sharing the video and praising Sidharth for playing the war hero, he wrote, “Shershaah Trailer. What possible tribute can a reel hero give to a real hero.” Continuing with the caption, the National-Award-winning actor further noted, “Except to say that your sacrifice inspired us for life, Param Vir Chakra Awardee Captain Vikram Batra!”
Akshay added that he had always felt honoured that he shares his birthday with the war hero that is- 9th September. “And now feel privileged to share the trailer of #Shershaah that will tell the story of your heroic sacrifice to millions of us. Jai hind!”, Akshay said.
‘Shershash’ is a true story of Kargil war hero, Captain Vikram Batra who died during the war in 1999. The movie has been helmed by Vishnu Varadhan while Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay Shah, and Himanshu Gandhi are producing the film. Kiara Advani who will be seen playing the love interest of Sidharth will portray Dimple Cheema in the film that will release on 12 August on Amazon Prime Video.
ANGAD BEDI, MOUNI ROY’S NEW SONG ‘BAITHE BAITHE’ TO RELEASE ON 28 JULY
MUMBAI : Actors Angad Bedi and Mouni Roy will be seen together in an upcoming music video titled ‘Baithe Baithe’.
Taking to Instagram, Angad shared that the new song will be out on July 28. He also unveiled the first poster of the song, wherein he and Mouni are seen dressed up in ethnic attires.
“Do you believe in love at first sight? Baithe Baithe releasing on 28th July 2021,” Angad wrote. ‘Baithe Baithe’ is sung by Stebin Ben, Danish Sabri and Aishwarya Pandit. Meet Bros have composed the love track.
Mouni has also shared the poster of the song on her Instagram handle. With the announcement, congratulatory messages and best wishes have poured in for the actors. “Congrats beauty,” actor Vidya Malwade commented.“Best of luck. Can’t wait to hear the song,” a fan commented.
On the film front, Mouni will be seen in ‘Brahmastra’ and ‘Bole Chudiya’. The details of Angad’s upcoming film and shows projects have not been announced yet.
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