Adhuna came to India from the UK with her brother Osh in 1994 with a few bucks in her pocket and a pair of scissors. As Adhuna started making a name for herself as a stylist, Osh was there to help her collect on bills from defunct clients, and also trained to become a professional hairdresser himself. They eventually went into business together, and today Adhuna & Osh are directors of the b:blunt salon group. Adhuna is married to actor Farhan Akhtar, and they have two children together. MissMalini loves the b:blunt team and the way they have so raised the bar for the grooming industry in India, to the moon Od! xoxo
My brother Osh Bhabani and I had been toying with the idea of television as a platform to showcase the wonderful world of hairdressing for a while, but there wan’t much interest at first. So we continued to focus on our salons and academies, then, as if by magic, Red Chillies Idiot Box Productions came to us with a proposal from TLC! It was perfect timing. A TV brand that has impeccable taste, that targets our audience and also a ‘hair’ centric show – we should have wished for a Ferrari while we were at it!!
Bingo! Be Blunt with Adhuna Akhtar is now a reality and we can’t wait for you to see it! We had never imagined that a couple of hairdressers from the North West of England would get a gig like this! Our own TV show from half way around the globe. TLC brings you a hair makeover show (a first on Indian television), presented by yours truly! It’s a 6 episode series which will show the complete makeover of 6 lovely ladies. We follow the story of each of these women, who were selected based on their video application, and share their unique stories of why they felt they needed a makeover.
Besides changing the way each of them look and feel, we also explore how this miracle fibre that we call hair, plays such a large part in our lives. We look at all the important factors that help create the perfect look. These include: hair texture and length, the clients lifestyle, how much time they have to spend on their hair, skin tone, body proportions, eye colour and bone structure.
The show also gives you a glimpse of ‘a day in the life of your friendly neighbourhood hairstylist’ :) Other than working in our salons, we often go off-site and are involved in many aspects in the entertainment business. From our work on films, photo shoots, ad campaigns, weddings, fashion shows, and of course some MissMalini events, we’ll show you all of it!
The pièce de résistance of the show is that each of our wonderful women will receive a surprise visit from a celebrity! We are grateful to our friends: Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Preity Zinta, Chitrangada and of course my wonderful husband, Farhan Akhtar for their contributions to our show. Take a look at how thrilled our lovely ladies were to meet their favorite stars!
We had a great time putting the show together, and we couldn’t be more excited about the launch. Hope everyone at MissMaliniwill take away some useful hair tips, and enjoy watching the show as much as we enjoyed making it!