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By Varnika Mahajan

JAB WE MET (2007)

This Indian romantic comedy-drama film directed and written by Imtiaz Ali narrates the story of a naïve Punjabi girl who bumps into a depressed businessman on an overnight train. The film produced by Dhillin Mehta stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.

The first encounter between Geet (Kareena Kapoor) and Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) in the train sets the tone for the rest of the movie. Who can forget Geet’s frustration after she misses the train and her bubbliness in her conversation during the journey. (picture courtesy:

THE TRAIN (1970)

This filmi noir crime-fighting entertaining movie starred veteran actors Rajesh Khanna and Nanda. Khanna stars as Police Inspector Shyam Kumar who is out to solve the gritting mystery of murders which have all taken place on the Calcutta Express train.

Shyam’s girlfriend Neeta (Nanda) with a mysterious background and hotel dancer Miss Lily (Helen) with the mission to seduce Shyam further makes the story gripping.

The string of murders that takes place on the same train making the movie enjoyable to watch. (picture courtesy:


This Rohit Shetty movie also centered around a train journey and the incidents that take place due to the encounter of Rahul(Shahrukh Khan) and Meena(Deepika Padukone) in the train named “Chennai Express”.

The film broke several box office records in India and abroad and became the quickest film to collect Rs 1 billion domestically. It is ranked as the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide, according to Box Office India. (picture courtesy:


The film with its multi-star cast of Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Parveen Babi, Jeetendra, Neetu Singh, Vinod Mehra, and Danny Denzongpa had a grand opening.

The plot revolves around a train named Super Express which is slated to set the record for becoming the fastest train. Danny plants a bomb in the train and the story revolves around the journey of the train. Vinod Khanna and Danny Denzongpa’s fighting sequence in the burning train remains one of the most thrilling ones till date. (picture courtesy:


This Indian romantic cult, famously known as DDLJ is directed by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Chopra. Its popularity knows no bounds since the day it was declared the highest grossing movie in the year of its release. Almost 20 years after its first release, it is still being shown at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai and is one of the most successful Bollywood movies till date.

The plot revolves around Raj and Simran, who fall in love during a vacation through Europe with their friends. Their brimming affair comes to an end when Raj tries to win over Simran’s family so that the couple can marry but her hand had already been promised to another man by Simran’s father. What follows is an enticing drama with comical punches, famous dialogues, and romance throughout the screening of this attention-grabbing flick. (picture courtesy:


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At the recently held Lake Fashion Week X Fashion Design Council of India event which took place in Mumbai, actress Soha Ali Khan was muse for Megha Jain Madaan

At the recently held Lake Fashion Week X Fashion Design Council of India event which took place in Mumbai, actress Soha Ali Khan was muse for Megha Jain Madaan. The festive collection by Madaan for her label Abstract was a luxurious line of creations. Khan dazzled in a sensational, black, will-powered gown with horizontal gold braiding, while the deep olive train added a regal touch. IANSlife caught up with the celebrity on the sideline of the events to discover her take on fashion.

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Q: Are you looking forward to on-ground fashion events and the energy that comes with physical shows and appearances?
A: I am I mean, I think that it's been a while that we've all been at home and the livelihood of artisans, designers make-up artist, hairdressers has suffered. Everyone's looking forward to being backed and last but not least me; there's a different energy, of course.

Q: The outfit chosen for you at the show, how does it complement your style?
A: I really think that the outfit complimented my body type because it sort of showed off my arms which are very toned and strong. I've been working on them. So I'm happy that they chose, an off-shoulder outfit. The beautiful train, added length which I require a little bit off. So, I think it was very feminine, and I think the silhouette was a good one for me.

Q: What are your travel essentials?
A: Wetwipes, sanitiser, spare masks and water. I would say a book but I haven't read a book since I've become a mother. I would say iPad, cotton wool for ears, and a lollipop.

Buy less choose well make it last "One should reuse their clothes. You don't need to buy new clothes, all the time." said Soha Ali Khan. | Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash

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With the baby keeping you busy all day and night, your skincare takes a backseat.

When you become a mother, you tend to forget about your own needs because you are so focused on your child. With the baby keeping you busy all day and night, your skincare takes a backseat. It's not always changes in skin texture and looks post-pregnancy are a bad thing, but not taking care of your skin may lead to acne, melasma, stretch marks, puffy eyes, and even dark circles. Syed Nazim, Dermatologist, Aesthetic and Hair Transplant Surgeon, Royal Lush Skin Clinic Saket, New Delhi, shares simple and easy tips for you to follow, to get a glowing post-pregnancy.

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