Hrithik Roshan Takes a Trip to the Future

Zina Tasreen , 17 Mar 2013
Aishwarya Pathy with Hrithik & Sussanne Khan Roshan at  OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
The Roshans with Aishwarya Pathy, the founder of IDF

Trust y’all know that the second edition of India Design Forum (IDF) is on now? Last Monday, as a satellite to the main event, architect Asheish Shah and artist Tejas Mangeshkar (nephew of Asha Bhosle & Lata Mangeshkar) hosted a futuristic pop-up exhibit at the backyard of Mangeshkar’s design studio, which was attended by Miss Malini – and a host of slebs. Wanna see snippets from that night?

Ayan Mukerji at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Ayan Mukerji
Ayan Mukerji & Kiran Rao at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Ayan Mukerji & Kiran Rao
Ashiesh Shah talking about his piece of work with Kiran Rao at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Ashiesh Shah talking about his piece of work with Kiran Rao
Ambika Hinduja talking about her piece of work with Ayan Mukerji & Kiran Rao at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Ambika Hinduja talking about her piece of work with Ayan Mukerji & Kiran Rao

First things first: JUST HOW CUTE IS AYAN MUKERJI????? And how come no one ever told me???!!!??

Kiran Rao & Zoya Akhtar at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Kiran Rao & Zoya Akhtar

Kiran Rao,  that lady, such a breath of fresh air she is! Now, how many ladies do you find in Bollywood – eschewing those blingy sarees and – going for a plain Dhakai jamdani saree to a public event? Exactly. Zoya Akhtar‘s not too far off, either. Loving the tartan trousers and the sandals, here. The girl’s got style – and it’s great!

Amit Sadh at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Amit Sadh

Ooooh, Amit Sadh‘s quite the looker, non? And, he just became 100 times more interesting to me by throwing in that James Dean T-shirt. This one’s to watch out for, sartorially speaking, that is… ;-) And oh, perhaps, he can give a style tip or 10 to his…

Abhishek Kapoor and Amit Sadh & Asheish Shah at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Abhishek Kapoor (left) and Amit Sadh & Asheish Shah (right)

Kai Po Che! director, Abhishek Kapoor! What’s with those fusty whit trainers? Burn. Right. Now.

Hrithik Roshan & Sussanne Khan Roshan with Pragya Yadav at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Hrithik Roshan & Sussanne Khan Roshan with Pragya Yadav

Actually, he could take a footwear lessons from his missus, model Pragya Yadav. That’s her sandwiched between Hrithik & Sussane Khan Roshan – and check out her battered white hi-top Chucks! Just so refreshing.

Abhishek Kapoor & Pragya Yadav at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Abhishek Kapoor & Pragya Yadav

She’s gorgeous, non? Okay, I’ve a girl crush on her already… :-p

Hrithik Roshan, Ashiesh Shah, Tejas Mangeshkar, Pragya Yadav & Sussanne Khan Roshan at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Hrithik Roshan, Ashiesh Shah, Tejas Mangeshkar, Pragya Yadav & Sussanne Khan Roshan
Anu Dewan, Pragya Yadav, Sussanne Khan Roshan and Mehr Jessia Rampal at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Anu Dewan, Pragya Yadav, Sussanne Khan Roshan and Mehr Jessia Rampal

Sussanne’s Moschino top was well cute, non? She was looking lovely that night!

Kim Sharma, Mehr Jessia Rampal and Ramona Arena at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Kim Sharma, Mehr Jessia Rampal and Ramona Arena

Of the three ladies in the frame, Ramona Arena looked the best: breezy yet put-together.

Yudishtir Urs, Malini Agarwal & Ramona Arena at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Yudishtir Urs, Miss Malini & Ramona Arena
Geetu Hinduja at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Geetu Hinduja

Curator/singer Geetu Hinduja looked so effortlessly stylish, here – and I want her pink kolhapuri chappals!! So quirky. And she seems great fun to be around, non?

Niharika Bhasin Khan, Anaita Shroff Adajania & Surily Goel at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Niharika Bhasin Khan, Anaita Shroff Adajania & Surily Goel

Of the three stylists here, who would you pick? Despite the major logo-flashing by Surily Goel, I’d still go for her.

Ashiesh Shah talking about his work to Anaita Shroff Adajania at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Ashiesh Shah talking about his work to Anaita Shroff Adajania
Homi & Anaita Shroff Adajania at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Homi & Anaita Shroff Adajania

Those are some seriously fugly trousers on Homi Adajania! Burn. Right. Now. Spot the blue nail varnish on Anaita Shroff Adajania – matchy-matchy much?

Nikhil Thampi & Little Shilpa at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Designer Nikhil Thampi & Milliner Little Shilpa
Chetan Bhagat & Mukul Deora at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Chetan Bhagat & Mukul Deora

Hang on  a minute. Is that, Chetan Bhagat, sporting, the sockless loafer look???? Wow. Seriously impressed. This is one well-executed casual look.

Renu Chainani & Mozez Singh at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Renu Chainani & Mozez Singh

Mozez Singh, WTF is that? You’ve been fined – by the fashion police.

Ashok Hinduja & Raman Macker at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Ashok Hinduja & Raman Macker

Giving full support to Ambika Hinduja for her first ever illustration were her father, Ashok Hinduja, and logo-flashing husband, restauranteur Raman Macker.

Beenu Bawa & Vikram Raizada at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Beenu Bawa (left), director of Good Earth & Vikram Raizada (right), director of Tara Jewels
Tejas Mangeshkar, Ashiesh Shah, Jitish & Reena Kallat at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Tejas Mangeshkar, Ashiesh Shah, Jitish & Reena Kallat

About OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard

OTLO is conceptually and literally an open space where new, forward-looking projects can be shared. The projects concern themselves with the topics that will shape the coming years: media, materials, globalization and sustainability.

OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard

“I am looking at things which are in the mind, which are not out there and are not finished. They are mid-way, somewhere in an incomplete space. We are looking at this as a platform − which then becomes the stencil for the future. For instance, we have designer Niharika Khan who came for the pop-up. She loved this tape fabric [fabric made out of material from old cassette tapes] and she wants to take this creativity to the next level. That’s what this is all about − taking professionals from our industry and using young talent and moving them to the next level, because they might get stuck at some point. How do you take them to the next level? There are 13 artists in all and the brief was that it had to fit within the design, sustainability and technology space. This is the future. We always think India doesn’t have all this but we do. It’s just that no one is putting it all together,” said Shah.

Busride Studio's Bandra Mapping Project at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Busride Studio’s Bandra Mapping Project

The Bandra Mapping project was an attempt by the Busride Studio to map out a more pedestrian-friendly walkabout in an area that’s gradually losing its footpaths to encroaching real estate projects.

“We want to tie in a lot of heritage and pedestrian-friendly measures − street art, street furniture, anything that makes for a public city experience. That is what we are focussing on,” said Zameer Basrai, founder of Busride Studio.

Amay Gurkar & Vithal Sreedharan's Recycle Fabric at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Amay Gurkar & Vithal Sreedharan’s Recycle Fabric

Amay Gurkar & Vithal Sreedharan‘s installation, Recycle Fabric, was an attempt to reuse bricks from existing structures or demolished sites, so that the bricks were used back into the structures, instead of being used in landfills or for levelling of roads.

“This is a low-cost set-up. All we need is our laptop, the motion sensor device to scan the bricks and our phone – we can go to a disaster site and find everything that we need to rebuild right there. We can make everything low-cost and sustainable within the radius of the site,” said Gurkar.

OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard
Pranavi Kapur's textile exhibit "Threads of Identity" at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Pranavi Kapur’s Threads of Identity

In Threads of Identity, Delhi-based Pranavi Kapur showcased her one of a kind odhnas, Indo-western wear and sarees that pay homage to the art of Indian craft, retelling stories of a rich historical legacy while combining them with contemporary influences to create apparel that appeals to women across age groups.

About IDF

IDF, an initiative of Rajshree & Aishwarya Pathy, is a celebration of India’s distinctive design aesthetic and the ways in which it continues its conversation with the international design world.

Aishwarya & Rajshree Pathy at OTLO @ Bhavishyavani Backyard on March 11, 2013
Aishwarya & Rajshree Pathy

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