HELLO! brings you the inside scoop on celebrities, businesses and top Indian brands. Read on to know what went on in December this year.
Nature’s Basket Finds A New Home In Mumbai
Nature’s Basket has unveiled a new flagship store at Mumbai’s Nepean Sea Road — the 35th address in its chain of countrywide outlets. India’s foremost retail destination for fine foods from around the world, the 4700sqft space reflects the brand’s promise of being the go-to place for all gourmet needs. Think exotic items like 20 varieties of mushrooms, including fresh truffles, as well as a vegan patisserie offering over 100 varieties of cheese and ways to help you grow your own microgreens. At the launch were culinary and lifestyle influencers from Mumbai, as well as Shashwat Goenka, Sector Head - Retail & FMCG, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, who said, “The addition of this store in the heart of South Mumbai will delight our well-travelled, discerning customers. It reaffirms the group’s belief in India’s increasing gourmet appetite, and through Nature’s Basket, our customers can ‘Taste the World’ right here.”
KL Rahul, Athiya Shetty To Wed This Jan
Ace cricketer KL Rahul and actor Athiya Shetty are all set to tie the knot this January, though the exact date is still under wraps. The couple is looking forward to a traditional wedding and have even finalised their individual ensembles. The duo has reportedly forsaken the five star banquet hall. Instead, Athiya’s father Suniel Shetty’s Khandala home, Jahaan, will host the intimate ceremony.
Marrakech Film Festival Honours Ranveer Singh
In recognition of his stupendous careergraph, actor Ranveer Singh was honoured at the 2022 Marrakech International Film Festival held in Morocco, where the actor represented Indian cinema on a global stage. “Cinema is a unifying force. I feel immensely honoured that my work has transcended cultural and geographical boundaries and has earned me such love and recognition in beautiful Morocco. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude!” Singh shared. The Bajirao Mastani star took centre stage at the event to dance and perform an impromptu rendition of ‘Apna Time Aayega’ as he received the Etoile d’Or Award. The festival previously honoured the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan with this award.
Eminem Bags A Spot At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, a.k.a Eminem, officially joined the prestigious ranks of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. At a Los Angeles ceremony in November, he was given the honour by Dr Dre, the legendary rapper and producer who had mentored him at the very beginning of his career, bringing them both full circle. “I knew his gifts were undeniable,” said Dr Dre. “Each of us was exactly what the other one needed — and I was willing to bet my entire career on that.” Eminem brought hip-hop to middle America and became one of the industry’s best-selling rappers ever. His journey to fame was showcased in a video montage, featuring clips from artists like Adele, Elton John and Rihanna, all of whom sang praises of his unrivalled skills.
Inayatinder Kaur Makes Her Debut At Le Ball
This year, Princess of Patiala Inayatinder Kaur made a splashing debut at the prestigious Le Bal des Débutantes, popularly known as ‘le Bal’, at Shangri-La Paris. She joins the list of a number of other beautiful faces from India — including Isha Ambani, Shanaya Kapoor and Ananya Panday — who presented themselves to high society at the ball, which is held annually in November in Paris, bringing together 20 to 25 debutantes aged 16 to 22 from the world over. Dressed in a gorgeous gold Rahul Mishra gown, Inayat was escorted by Charles de Crussol d’Uzès from the House of Crussol.
This story has been adapted for the website from a story that was originally published in HELLO! India’s December 2022 issue. Get your hands on the latest issue right here!