Sonam Kapoor features Preetisheel Singh in Women of Film series

“I am in awe of her talent, you guys. Seriously. Being a makeup lover, I can truly sense the burning passion she has and it makes me so happy to see her shine,” said Sonam Kapoor about India’s No.1 makeup and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh in a 10-part Instagram post this week. It received a whopping 32k likes in a day.

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Did you know, it took over 3-4 hours of makeup everyday for John Abraham’s look in Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW)? Did you know, dentures for Amitabh Bachchan had to be created from scratch for 102 Not Out? Did you know, Nanak Shah Fakir was the film that won a National Award for Best Makeup? Did you also know, the woman behind this, is @preetisheel ? I am in awe of her talent, you guys. Seriously. Being a makeup lover, I can truly sense the burning passion she has and it makes me so happy to see her shine. Tell me your first impression of her art using emojis… I’ll tell you mine too! 😱😍 #PreetisheelSingh #FeminismInIndia #MakeupArtist #ProstheticArtist #NationalAwardWinner #ProstheticMakeup #Movies #Bollywood #Padmaavat #102NotOut #NanakShahFakir #NationalAward #NationalAwardWinner #RanveerSingh #AmitabhBachchan #BollywoodFilms

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Sonam’s post is part of her famous Women of Film series and goes on to showcase Vivek Oberoi being transformed into the character of PM Narendra Modi for the film by the same name.

She also features some videos of the National Award-winning makeup and prosthetic designer, asking readers questions like, “Did you know, it took over 3-4 hours of makeup everyday for John Abraham’s look in Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW),” “Did you know, dentures for Amitabh Bachchan had to be created from scratch for 102 Not Out,” “Did you know, Nanak Shah Fakir was the film that won a National Award for Best Makeup, ” and “Did you also know, the woman behind this is @preetisheel.”

Sonam has also shared some videos of Preetisheel along with images of transformed looks of Ranveer Singh in Padmaavat, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out and of Akshay Kumar in an old look for an advertisement, all curated by Preetisheel. Apart from this, Sonam has even shared a pic with Preetisheel receiving the National Award by former President Pranab Mukherjhee.

For the record, Preetisheel has designed looks for a number of top artists in Bollywood’s box-office successes such as Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Chhichhore, 102 Not Out, Mulk, Bala and Housefull 4. Her other credits include movies such as Andhadhun, Thackeray, Shivaay, Haider, Hawaizaada, Rangoon, Brothers, Talwar, Finding Fanny, Parched, Mom, Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW), Malaal, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Raat Akeli Hai, Panga, Ujda Chaman, House Next Door, Bigil, Boomerang and 24.

Along with her work partner-husband Mark D’souza, Preetisheel has set up India’s first makeup and prosthetic lab called Da Makeup Lab in Mumbai. The talented lady is now preparing to launch the Preetisheel School of Character Design.

Actress Soma Mangnaanii to produce TV series on beauty secrets

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Ever wondered how Rekha has managed to look enigmatically young throughout her life! What does Katrina Kaif do to be the best bod in Bollywood! What is it that makes Sonam Kapoor seem to have a flawless complexion! And what is the secret behind that neighbourhood bombshell who attracts stares and glares as she steps out of her house!

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Actress Soma Mangnaanii who was seen in the popular Zee TV show Jabb Love Hua, plans bring some of the most exciting revelations about beauty behind stars and laymen alike, with a television series on beauty secrets.

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While she is in talks with production houses as well as channels for the show, Soma reveals that “the unique part about the series is that it’s going to take the viewer back in time, when beauty was not only about looking hot and sexy, but also a thing about the feeling from within.”

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The actress is also the Secretary for BJP’s Sindhi Cell in Bandra, Mumbai. She earlier contested the local polls as an independent candidate from Bandra locality, and even hopes to represent the party in the upcoming BMC elections in February 2017.

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Apart from acting and politics, the multi-faceted Soma dabbles in painting, designing, luxury brands and runs an NGO called Muktangan International Foundation. She has also hosted the horse-racing programme The Winning Post on Ten Sports, done advertisements, Bollywood events, music videos, and even acted in the Kollywood superhit Lesa Lesa directed by Priyadarshan.

Shahid, Sonam, Ayushmann praise Mandana Karimi on Bigg Boss

After a week of standing for what she believes in, Bigg Boss 9 housemate Mandana Karimi got loads of accolades for her looks too.

Actor Shahid Kapoor who entered the Bigg Boss House with Alia Bhatt for the promotion of Shaandaar, told the housemates that people outside are quite enamoured by Mandana’s looks. Akash Soni, senior anchor from IBN 7, Delhi, broke into a Persian poetry song for her and called Mandana “the only realistic and honest person in the House.”

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Even Sonam Kapoor, who joined Salman for the promotion of their movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, judged Mandana her favourite. She praised the Iranian import for improving her Hindi and making good rajma (kidney beans) on the show.

As if that was not enough, actor Ayushmann Khurrana who was also a guest on the weekend episodes, applauded her for “understanding the Bigg Boss game and planning the best.” Salman retorted in jest that Ayushmann was calling her “manipulative” and “scheming”, but Mandana said that going by the format of the show, she takes Ayushmann’s comment as a compliment.

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“I have asked Mandana to be herself on the show; but expressive and assertive in difficult times. And that is exactly how she is facing the situations inside. Am proud of her grit and determination,” tweeted her publicist Dale Bhagwagar.

“We have seen the brainy and strong side of Mandana, but she also has a very emotional as well as glamourous side,” he revealed on social media, indicating that she is still an unexplored package on Bigg Boss.

Meanwhile, the highlights of the next episode showed the gutsy gal countering her partner Keith Sequeira, who she is tied up with. “I’m not going to get brainwashed by you,” she was heard telling Keith during a task.